Ian Long Identified As Thousand Oaks Shooter
The Thousand Oaks has been identified as Ian Long, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan.
Ian Long,28, was a corporal in the Marines from August 2008 to March 2013, according to Defense Department records. He went to Afghanistan from November 2010 to June 2011.
Long, was married in 2009 in Honolulu. Ian Long and his then wife separated in 2011. After leaving the Marines in 2013, Long went to college in California but did not complete his degree.
Long was a student at California State University, Northridge, majoring in athletic training from 2013 to 2016, but he did not graduate, university representative Carmen Ramos Chandler said.
According to reports, a mental health expert declined to commit Ina Long. Police were called to Long’s home in April for reports of a disturbance and a crisis team felt he might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but Long was ultimately cleared. Long’s mother was said to have “lived in fear” of what her son might do, a neighbor says.
Ian Long, entered the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks around 11 p.m. (2 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Using a Glock .45-caliber handgun, he first shot a security guard and a woman working at the counter, but authorities say there was no indication he was targeting employees.
Long was later found dead of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Long’s friends say he was a frequent visitor at the bar for years and that he liked going there.