Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar

Shooting reported at California bar

Shooting reported at California bar

The blood drive has been scheduled before the massacre late on Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, which had a reputation as one of the country's safest cities.

"They ran out of the back doors, they broke windows, they went through windows".

"They found people hiding in restrooms, people hiding in attics", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Daniel Manrique was a native of Thousand Oaks and had served in Afghanistan with the Marine Corps, Task and objective reported. "He stepped inside. It appears he turned to the right and shot several of the other security and other employees there. then began opening fire inside the nightclub", Dean said.

"He made it through Las Vegas, he came home".

"I can't believe I'm saying this again". "I'm alive and I'm home safe". Records indicate he was on duty from August 2008 to March 2013, CNN reported. He and his wife separated in June 2011, while he was deployed on a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.

"He had ideal form", bar patron Teylor Whittler told Fox News. "It looked like he knew what he was doing".

Alexis Tait, 23, said she heard what sounded like firecrackers going off until she saw her friend Kristina Kaylee Morisette fall to the floor - one of a dozen people the gunman killed.

On Thursday, 12 people including a cop were shot dead in a shooting at a night club close to Los Angeles.

Authorities so far had no indication of a motive, or of any connection to terrorism.

"It's a horrific scene in there".

"Obviously he had something going on in his head that would cause him to do something like this", Dean said.

Dean described the scene inside the bar as "like hell".

In April this year, deputies were called to his house for a disturbance and found him "acting a little irrationally".

"We've been talking about that, no matter what happens, she'll be in the best place she can possibly be in", Lee said. A mental health crisis team was called at the time and concluded that Long did not need to be taken into custody.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department said 21 people had been treated for injuries and released at area hospitals.

"He said Helus was on the phone with his wife when he got the report of the shooting and he told her, "'Hey, I have to go. He loved fishing in the Sierra Nevada mountains with his son.

It was sometime after 11 p.m. PST on Wednesday night when Ian David Long, a 28-year-old former U.S. Marine, walked into the Western-themed bar on "College Country Night" and fired off round after round seemingly at random from his.45 caliber Glock handgun equipped with a high-capacity magazine.

'All I wanted to do was get as many people out as possible, ' he said while wearing a bloodstained t-shirt.

He said both they both managed to escape.

'We probably pushed 30 or 35 people through that window, ' Wennerstrom, who visits the bar weekly, told KABC. "I just started hearing these big pops".

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