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Navy Veteran Killed in California Shooting Had Survived Las Vegas Attack

10 November 2018

They fled through a back exit and made it out safely. They went through windows.

Dean told reporters that the sheriff's office was in contact with Long over the years.

The Southern California city, situated 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is an upscale community in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains with a population of almost 130,000 and a median household income of $101,045.

Ian David Long, 28, served in the Marines for almost five years, including a seven-month tour in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. He and his wife separated in June 2011, while he was deployed on a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.

"He had ideal form", bar patron Teylor Whittler told Fox News. "So he knew what he was doing, and he also had ideal form".

"He went in to save lives, to save other people", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Authorities haven't determined a motive.

Long was reportedly a regular at the bar who usually kept to himself.

The 20-year-old looked over to see a man dressed in black firing on bar employees who worked the front desk. She said they were "ready to take a bullet for any single one of us".

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She said the gunman "knew what he was doing", Fox News reported.

The two didn't know each other until the Route 91 concert shooting broke out.

Jasmin Alexander, who was with around 15 friends at the bar, said there was chaos and confusion inside when shots rang out.

It was the last time she would talk to her husband.

"I just started hearing these big pops - pop, pop, pop".

Alexis Tait, 23, said she heard what sounded like firecrackers going off until she saw her friend Kristina Kaylee Morisette fall to the floor - one of a dozen people the gunman killed.

Dean described the scene as "like hell".

More recently he was living in a home where neighbors said they could hear frequent, aggressive shouting between Long and his mother, especially over the a year ago. Police were also called to his home in Newbury Park in 2018 for a domestic incident where he was "somewhat irate and acting irrationally".

"They felt he might be suffering from PTSD, the fact he was a veteran and had been in the Corps", Dean said.

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The police called in a team of mental health specialists who decided that Long did not qualify to be involuntarily detained for mental health evaluation under state law. 8, Long used a.45-caliber handgun, Glock 21, and had with him an extended ammunition magazine.

A shirtless man and two others carry an injured person out of the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday night after Long opened fire at 11.20pm.

Another witness says the gunman wielded what appeared to be a sub-machine gun.

"It's a gun culture", he said.

An American flag hung on the garage at Long's home on Thursday as law enforcement gathered outside.

"In this community, it's very hard for me to comprehend it because I've been here all my life and to think that - I've never experienced it, I've just never experienced it", Sigman said. A sheriff's deputy, 12 attendees and the gunmen were killed.

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Navy Veteran Killed in California Shooting Had Survived Las Vegas Attack