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California gunman went on social media during bar attack

California gunman went on social media during bar attack”

Witnesses of the deadly California bar shooting in which 12 people died on Wednesday night have spoken out about their dramatic escape from the tragedy. He's pictured (right) in a photo supplied by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

In the neighborhood where Long lived, residents said they were well aware of his problems.

Colleagues of Helus describe him as a friend and an exceptional man and officer. Investigators have not commented on a motive for the shooting, or whether mental illness played a role.

Authorities said he had no criminal record, but in April officers were called to his home, where they found him angry and acting irrationally.

Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Ron Helus, who was on the scene within three minutes after the shooting was reported, was killed in the incident.

The patrolman dragged his injured colleague out, but he died the following morning in a Californian hospital.

A truck is parked on the freeway off-ramp from the 101, near the Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of a mass shooting, is closed on November 8, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, California.

Tel Orfanos lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history only to lose his life in another one less than 10 minutes from his home barely a year later, a tragic coincidence that has devastated his friends and family. "I don't want prayers, I don't want thoughts, I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me more prayers".

"Sgt Helus was having a conversation with his wife, as he does several times during the shift, and said to her, "Hey I've got to go and handle a call, I love you", he said, according to The Mirror.

A lone gunman killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 when he opened fire on a Las Vegas country music concert in October 2017.

Ms Whittler said she didn't have time "to think about why this is happening", and just focused on a way to "get out". I love you, I'll talk to you later, ' " Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said of Helus" actions shortly before his death.

"He was a war veteran and a Marine and in the war and served time and saw some pretty bad things and a lot of people say he had PTSD", said the president, referring to the psychologial condition Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He declined to engage in questions on whether the nation needs stricter gun control laws.

She could often hear him yelling and cursing, but several months ago, unusually loud banging and shouting prompted her husband to call authorities.

"I wanted to help as best I could", Kelly said.

Long was in the Marines from 2008 to 2013, rose to the rank of corporal and served in Afghanistan in 2010-11 before he was honourably discharged, the military said. "It's just unreal", his friend Aliza Thomas said Friday.

Dean identified the suspect as Ian David Long, a Marine Corps veteran and resident of Thousand Oaks, an upscale city northwest of Los Angeles. It is annually listed as one of the safest cities in America.



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