Sergeant rushed into Calif. mass shooting scene

Shooting reported at California bar

Shooting reported at California bar

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 28-year-old Afghanistan war veteran might have post-traumatic stress disorder, though a mental health specialist concluded there were no grounds to have him involuntarily committed.

The venue in the quiet, upscale Thousand Oaks suburb had been hosting an event for college students, with possibly several hundred young people in attendance, Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office said earlier.

According to the London Daily Mail, some patrons escaped by throwing bar stools through windows and jumping out. "It's a horrific scene in there".

Police said Long used a Glock semi-automatic handgun, which had an extended magazine that allowed it to carry more than its typical 11-bullet capacity. The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

But he was killed one year later in another mass shooting in his hometown of Thousand Oaks, California. On Oct. 27, a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that the gunman was "a very sick puppy".

On Thursday, Facebook spokeswoman Sarah Pollack said: "Our hearts are with the victims and families affected by this horrendous act". He was described to be a bearded man wearing a black jacket, hat, and glasses. "He was a good guy", the friend told the network. "Absolutely heartbroken thinking of all those sweet souls just trying to listen and dance to country music", wrote duo Maddie and Tae. "We are grateful for law enforcement and others, including Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, who took heroic action to save lives last night".

Helus rushed toward the shooting and immediately exchanged fire with the shooter inside the bar, Mr Dean said.

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Telemachus Orfanos was among the 12 people slain. He apparently took his own life, the sheriff said. The suspect was found dead in the bar, the sheriff said according to KABC. "If he talks, just acknowledge him, don't go into conversation with him, '" Don MacLeod said Thursday.

In Las Vegas and Thousand Oaks, country music fans were the victims.

The bar is also close to several other universities, including California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, Pepperdine University in Malibu and Moorpark College in Moorpark. And this maniac came in and started shooting at people.

"He knew the risks, but he knew, like we all do, why we serve", Dean said.

In it, the writer says: "I hope people call me insane..." Law enforcement and emergency crews were flooding the scene. Rapid-fire gunshots could be heard as officers crouched behind a police vehicle, weapons drawn.

The gunman who killed 13 people at a bar in Southern California was a Marine who served one combat tour in Afghanistan, and was last stationed in Kaneohe Bay. "I don't want thoughts", said his mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos.

The video follows Knapp as he runs from the bar, calling to people to get away from the area.

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