Published: Sat, November 10, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation hunts for motive in California shooting

Federal Bureau of Investigation hunts for motive in California shooting

Image: The gunman was captured on a survivor's mobile phone.

But neighbors reported hearing frequent loud fights between Ian David Long and his mother, one of them so extreme they called police in April, and authorities at the time anxious that the war veteran might have post-traumatic stress disorder, though a mental health specialist concluded there were no grounds to have him involuntarily committed.

"The guy you see is the murderer and the shots are him shooting people trying to get out the windows". On its website, Borderline is described as "Ventura County's largest country dance hall and live music venue. a haven for country line dancing folks of all ages".

The video then showed Mr Knapp fleeing through a door and running down a street, shouting that there were still people trapped in the club in the city of Thousand Oaks.

Telemachus Orfanos, 27, a Navy veteran, survived the October 2017 mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.

Orfanos' mother made a bone-chilling plea to the public during an interview with KABC-TV on Thursday.

She shook with sadness and rage as she gave reporters her message on Thursday, "No more guns". And he didn't come home last night, and the two words I want you to write are: 'gun control.' Right now, so that no one else goes through this. "I don't want thoughts", she says. I want gun control. No. So far, police have not stated as to what the shooter's motive was.

He wore black clothes, a black baseball cap and a mask partially covering his face.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of shots fired at Borderline Bar and Grill, located at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.


"It's a horrific scene in there. There is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that".

Helus and a highway patrol officer exchanged gunfire with Long, he said, and the sergeant was shot "several times".

"So many of my friends and I have played this bar".

Cody Coffman, 22, was confirmed to have died during the attack by his father, Jason. "He didn't come home last night", his mother told ABC News.

"When I told her (his wife) that we had lost her hero, I said to her, "Because of Ron, many lives were saved", Mr Dean said. "I'm alive and home safe", she said on Facebook.

Numerous estimated 150 patrons at the Borderline dived under tables, ran for exits, broke through windows or hid in the attic and toilets, authorities and witnesses said. He used a legally purchased.45 caliber handgun to carry out the attack and had modified its magazine so it could hold more rounds.

"We didn't take it seriously at first. because it sounded like firecrackers and everyone just dropped down to the floor".

He said authorities were obtaining a search warrant for Long's home. "Acting a little irrationally", he said.

"We have had several contacts with Mr Long over the years, minor events, a traffic collision", Dean told a news conference.

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