The shooter who has gunned down 12 people at a crowded country dance bar in the US state of California has been identified as 28-year-old white male David Ian Long, a Marine veteran.
According to reports, the suspect behind America’s latest mass shooting is from Newbury Park, a town inside the Thousand Oaks city limits.
The heavily-tattooed gunman opened fire late Wednesday during “college night” at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks in Southern California, killing 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant.
He used smoke grenades before firing into a crowd of around 200 people at the bar, police said.
He was found dead after storming the bar that’s commonly frequented by country music fans on Wednesday nights.
“It’s a horrific scene in there,” said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, who choked up at one point while speaking to reporters in the bar’s parking lot. “There’s blood…