Gunman dead after at least 11 injured in mass shooting at bar in Southern California, authorities say. Authorities received a report that a man opened fire with a semi-automatic gun at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, late Wednesday. The extent of the victims' injuries was not immediately clear. A Ventura County sheriff’s spokesman said the gunman was dead. Ref. USAToday.
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Accounts say that the gunman killed 12 and not just injured them. One was a deputy as well and only had a year to go before retirement.
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These tragic events are happening almost daily in the USA now. If not checked immediately it will become the norm as people become desensitized to the idea that they can get up one day and become the victim of a mass shooting as though it is part of normal life.
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Ian David Long, 28, a former Marine, is identified as the gunman who killed 12 people in the California bar shooting. Long used a .45-caliber handgun that was bought legally, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said. Long opened fire late Wednesday during "College night" at Borderline Bar & Grill, a country-western dance bar in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. He killed 12 people, including a sheriff's sergeant, and Long also died in the rampage. Police believe he killed himself. Hundreds of people fled the bar in terror, including some who used bar stools to break windows and escape. Ref. USAToday.
Wast this a minority bar? Looking to find out the motive behind an marine going ballistic on everyone.
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So much life lost for no reason other than hate or sheer madness. The sad thing is there is no way to stop an attack like this. It just happens to you if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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My first job was selling newspapers for the "Ventura County Star" door to door when I was 16. This company would drop you off in random cities around Ventura county for work and pick you up at night. While at this job the main places I'd get dropped off were Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley which are both *ahem* relatively wealthy neighborhoods but also known for the high amount of racist whites due to an abnormally high amount of police officers living in these cities. LAPD gets low price housing in these particular locations. I really hope that culture didn't contribute to this situation.
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