Terrifying new crime scene photos from the Southern California mass shooting have emerged, hours after police revealed 12 people were confirmed dead and about 20 injured. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to learn more.
Ian David Long, 29, took his own life after opening fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks this Wednesday night.
The now-deceased shooter was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Eyewitnesses said it was clear he knew what he was doing when he grabbed his black semi-automatic pistol and began shooting the innocent party-goers during student night.
On the night of the attack, Long was wearing a black sweater, bandana-like mask and hat. He was found dead by police inside an office adjacent to the entry to the bar after throwing smoke grenades into the crowd of youngsters.
After police were alerted of the attack, Sheriff sergeant Ron Helus confronted the gunman, but was quickly killed during their standoff.
During this Thursday’s press conference, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said that before going into the bar, Helus told his wife over the phone: “Hey I gotta go I love you I’ll talk to you later.”
The country bar’s bouncer and a female receptionist were two of the people killed in the hellish shooting.
Now, FBI are having “conversations” with some of Long’s close family members. A police source told Radar exclusively that they do not necessarily believe Long acted alone, and they are looking to rule out terrorism by interviewing his family.
Dean also told reporters that the now-deceased shooter got into another bar fight before — at a different location — before going on his killing spree.
About 20 party-goers are still in the hospital receiving treatment for their injuries. Twelve have been confirmed dead and various others are still missing.
Sister, Sister actress Tamera Mowry’s niece is one of the girls still missing.
This Wednesday after the massacre, the actress took to Twitter to say that the family still had no clue where the girl disappeared to, and they were hoping for the best.
“They told me that everybody that was getting transferred to the hospitals have been identified, and the only people that have not been identified are the deceased,” the girl’s heartbroken father exclusively told Radar this Thursday.
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