Authorities believe gunman posted on Facebook around time of shooting, official says

Dad's last words to firstborn son

Dad's last words to firstborn son

Mourners cry and comfort each other during a vigil for the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting.

Family members are led into the Thousand Oaks Teen Center where families have gathered after a deadly shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018.

Long shot and killed 12 people, including a police sergeant, at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country music bar in suburban Los Angeles.

Long, a former U.S. Marine, showed signs of post traumatic stress disorder, authorities said, but there's little information available yet on what prompted the attack late Wednesday at Borderline Bar and Grill.

His social media accounts have been taken down but a law enforcement official said Long posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane.

Mr Kuredjian said he did not know the content of any posts.

Authorities described an attack of military efficiency. All of the injured suffered cuts, bruises and other minor injuries in frantic attempts to escape the gunfire.

But by the time the gunman was done, 12 people, including a police officer, lay dead.

Dean said he has no doubt Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer who also was the first to respond "saved lives by going in there and engaging with the suspect".

He added: "I just want him to know that he is going to be missed...."

"I literally feared for myself around him", Colell said in an interview.

"What I'm scared of is Cody went towards the action and not away from the action", he said. Witnesses described him as wearing all black.

Susan Orfanos has made an emotional appeal for gun control legislation in the aftermath of her son's death.

"People that are dangerously mentally ill and have previously had incidences with law enforcement, I think those red flags are appropriate and I think California can continue to lead the nation in terms of advancing prohibitions".

But a mental health specialist who assessed Long after sheriff's deputies responded to a call about his agitated behaviour last spring anxious he might be suffering from PTSD.

In April, a neighbor called authorities after hearing loud banging from the residence Long lived in with his mother.

When CNN read the post to a friend of Long's, who did not want to be publicly identified, the friend said, "That does not sound like Ian to me at all. I want gun control".

The mother of one of the Las Vegas shooting survivors who tragically died in the Thousand Oaks shooting is speaking out.

Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly found himself in a terrifyingly familiar scene. I never thought this would ever come from him.

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