"We All Just Trampled", California Bar Shooting Survivor Recalls

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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. One of the encounters involved a reported disturbance at his home in April that prompted mental health specialists to talk to him.

The father of 22-year-old victim Cody Coffman faced reporters right after he heard the news his son was lost.

Killer Ian David Long.

Police officers are working to secure the scene of crime amid reports of "multiple injuries", the Ventura County Fire Department had said earlier.

There have been almost as many mass shootings in the United States in 2018 as there have been days in the year so far, according to a nonprofit organization that records gun violence data.

It also came less than two weeks after a gunman massacred 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

That, in turn, closely followed the series of pipe bombs mailed to critics of President Donald Trump.

I was on the dance floor, dancing, and all of a sudden I heard the shots, I turned around, and I saw it was an actual person with a gun, and I couldn't believe it at first, but my initial reaction was to run and take cover.

"He wouldn't get help", said neighbor Richard Berge.

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Julie Hanson, who lives next door to Long's ranch-style home, described him as "odd" and "disrespectful" well before he left home a decade ago, got married and enlisted in the Marines, becoming a machine-gunner. When the shooter reloaded, he got his friends out. California Highway Patrol was on scene within 3 minutes, with first officer to enter shot numerous times.

He said Helus was on the SWAT team for much of his career and worked in narcotics and investigations.

Sean Adler, who was 48, according to The Los Angeles Times.

"That Sheriff's Sergeant died in the hospital".

The gunman who killed 12 people at a bar in California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state, according to a law enforcement official.

"He went in there to save people and made the ultimate sacrifice", Dean said.

"He went in there to try to save people", Sheriff Dean said in a news conference.

"Obviously he had something going on in his head that would cause him to do something like this", Dean said. It's unclear whether he took his own life or if the attack was terror-related.

Helus had been at the department for almost three decades, and was planning to retire within the next year, the sheriff said, choking back tears.

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