BREAKING: Suspected Shooter Who Killed 12 in California Bar Identified

Posted on November 8, 2018 8:28 am

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The gunman who opened fire in a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday night, killing at least 12 people, has been identified.

An official told NBC News that the alleged gunman, who killed himself after carrying out the shooting, is 29-year-old Ian Long.

The shooter, armed with a smoke device and a .45-caliber handgun, stormed the Borderline Bar & Grill sometime before midnight, per AP. The venue was holding a weekly “college night” attended by around 100 people.

Sources told NBC News he is a white male who is “heavily tattooed.”

He first shot the venue’s security