Ian David Long, 28, is the shooter who killed 11 people on Wednesday in the Borderline Bar and Grill in California
What is supposed to be the shuddering last Facebook post of the shooter who killed 11 in a bar in California has been revealed.
Ian David Long, 28, stormed the Borderline Bar and Grill Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks, California, shooting in the crowd before he turned the weapon on himself.
A source of law enforcement who is informed about the investigation says that researchers think they have identified a Facebook message that Long wrote shortly before the shooting, according to CNN.
The message, which has since been removed, reads: & # 39; I hope people call me crazy … (laughing emoji). Would not that just be a big ball of irony?
& # 39; Yeah … I'm insane, but the only thing people do after these shots is & # 39; hope and prayers & # 39; … or & # 39; do you keep in my mind & # 39; … every time … and wonder why these things continue to happen. .. & # 39;
The remarkable post, which uses language that is common in arms control advocates, could not be independently confirmed by DailyMail.com.
Long, a marine veteran veteran whose researchers said they had had PTSD, was a regular at the bar where the shooting took place, some of his friends said.
He had probably been aware of the fact that last year the country music bar was a regular gathering place for survivors of the Las Vegas massacre, killing 58 people at a country music festival.
Gunman Long (left and right) was a machine shooter in the Marine Corps and served until 2013 when he received an honorable discharge. He was deployed once in Afghanistan and received 10 standard delivery medals during his service
In his first year of high school, Long & # 39; death & # 39; in the section of his yearbook page (above) for his goals after baseball
Long & # 39; s mother took this ad in his high school yearbook and quoted the children's book Love You Forever. He lived with her when he committed the shooting and the police were called to the residence after a furious dispute between the two in April
Survivors of the Las Vegas shooting held a Route 91 harvest banner at Borderline earlier this year, where they often have a family-like & # 39; band gathered and developed. One of the people who was killed on Wednesday was a survivor of the shooting in Las Vegas
Mourners cry and comfort each other during a vigil for the victims of the massive shooting at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California. Twelve people, including a Sheriff sergeant from the Ventura County, died
Survivors from the Thousand Oaks area regularly gathered at Borderline for mutual support and regarded the bar as a safe haven & # 39; after the terrifying shooting in Las Vegas.
The last Snapchat message from Victim Noel Sparks shows the scene in the Borderline Bar just before the recording
Several Las Vegas survivors were present when Long stormed the bar and one of them, the 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, was killed.
Many of the dead, however, had no connection with the previous shooting, so it is unclear whether Long has aimed the beam because of the band with the Las Vegas massacre.
Other victims who were killed in the bar were: Sean Adler, 48; Cody Coffman 22; Blake Dingman, 23; Jake Dunham, 21; Alaina Housley, 18; Justin Meek, 23; Daniel Manrique; Kristina Morisette; and Noel Sparks.
Long after, the sergeant shot Ron Helus, a 54-year-old, 29-year-old veteran who was one of the first on the scene. He died in the hospital of multiple gunshot wounds.
Between 10 and 15 people stay in the hospital, some with serious injuries. The mayor called on blood donations and hundreds of respondents responded by donating.
Survivors used bar stools to break windows to climb out and some hid under pool tables. A woman ran into the kitchen and was told by the staff that they had to climb a ladder to the attic.
According to the survivors, Long was dressed in black, with a baseball cap, sunglasses and a mask over the bottom of his face.
Before SWAT teams entered the building, Long took his own life in an office inside.
He used a legally purchased .45 caliber pistol to carry out the attack and modified his magazine so that it could keep more rounds.
A shirtless man and two others carry an injured person from the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, on Wednesday evening after Long opened the fire at 11.20 am
A bullet hole is seen in the window of the Borderline Bar after a shooter 11 in the country's music location has been killed
People kneel around candles during a vigil to pay homage to the victims of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California
People gather to pray for the victims of the mass shooting during a candlelit vigil in Thousand Oaks on Thursday
People mourn those who were lost during a shooting in Thousand Oaks during a wake at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Meanwhile, other disturbing incidents from Long's past indicate that his psychological problems may have been before his war service in Afghanistan.
Julie Hanson, who lives next to Long's ranch-like house, described him as & # 39; Strange & # 39; and & # 39; disrespectful & # 39; well before he left the house ten years ago, he married and registered with the marines and became a machine shooter.
On the yearbook page of Long in high school, under the section for goals after baseball, he simply answered & # 39; death & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We were rummaging kids, saying jokey things, but this looks absolutely disturbing. It's unbelievable, "Matt Goldfield, who was one of the team coaches that year, told the New York Daily News.
Goldfield and fellow coach Scott Drootin reminded Long as a "socially awkward & # 39; boy with sad eyes & # 39; sad eyes & # 39; who stopped his baseball-year baseball after hitting the final of a playoff-game that stopped the hopes of his team on a championship.
Lange joined the Navy at the age of 18 and was married in Honolulu as a 19-year-old in June 2009, according to military and judicial records.
His military service lasted almost five years and he was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in 2013, the Pentagon said. He was part of the infantry, responsible for towing and shooting machine guns.
During his service, Long's marriage broke up. He and his wife divorced each other in June 2011, while he was deployed during a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.
The couple quoted irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed in May 2013, two months after Long had left the Marines.
Long is seen during his military service. He was in the marines from 2008 to 2013 and served in Afghanistan
After leaving the marines, Long returned to California. The shooter is shown in a photo from 2014 with his mother (left) and (right) while studying at the California State University Northridge, where he last taught in 2016. He left his athletic training major in 2016 after three year.
Curtis Kellog, a friend with whom he served, said that Long had a "great sense of humor"; had and was excited to return to Southern California after he had left the army.
"He had a great sense of humor and like most marines who have seen fights, it can sometimes get dark, just like all of us.
"He was excited to go outside so he could go home again, ride his motorcycle and finish the school," he told Click 2 Houston.
Later he enrolled at the nearby California State University, Northridge, which dropped out in 2016, the school said in a statement.
"I came a little too late that it was just not the job for me. Maybe the ego got the boss, but it only took a 19-year-old D-2 athlete to talk to me and tell me how to do my job, that I realized that this was not the career that I wanted to lead, "he said about his departure in a March 2017 post that was unveiled by CNN on the Shadowspear forum.
Police are seen at Ian David Long's house in Newbury Park, near Thousand Oaks, on Thursday morning. His mother's red truck was parked on the driveway under an American flag draped from the garage. Their house is 5 kilometers from the bar where the attack took place
Coleen Long (right), mother of Thousand Oaks archer Ian Long, leaves her home in Newbury Park, California
Colleen Long (white hat) is seen and leaves her home. She was spotted with FBI agents on Thursday
FBI agents collect evidence from suspected nightclub player Ian David Long at Thousand Oaks, California
Blake Winnett, who claims to have shared an apartment with Long in 2014 when he was a student at CSUN, told The New York Post that he was a loner & # 39; was who only danced in their garage.
& # 39; He did not want to help anyone. He was just lazy, I think, "he claimed, adding that he once replied:
& # 39; That is not my f ****** – task & # 39; when Winnett asked him to put the garbage out.
& # 39; He was not violent, but he was mean. He would go to the gym and he would, I think, try to learn dance moves or something. & # 39; He would close the garage and play music and dance, like sweating.
I would open the garage and say: & # 39; What are you doing? & # 39; & # 39; He said.
More recently, Long lived in his mother's house, where neighbors said they could hear frequent, aggressive shouts between the two, especially in the past year.
About 18 months ago, Don and Effie heard MacLeod & # 39; a terrible fight & # 39; and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs possession. Don MacLeod said he did not call the police but avoided talking to Ian Long.
& # 39; I said to my wife: & # 39; Just be polite to him. If he talks, just acknowledge him, do not talk to him, & # 39; & # 39; said Don MacLeod Thursday.
Jordan Hopkins puts his hand on the photo of Sean Adler during a vigil at the coffee shop of Rivalry Roasters Thursday
A photo of victim Noel Sparks is seen during a candlelit vigil in Thousand Oaks, California on Thursday
Scarce images on social media showed a happy long family. His mother, Colleen, placed Facebook photo's of her son in his military uniform in 2010 and 2011.
& # 39; My son is home, well, back in Hawaii, soon in January, hooray! & # 39; she wrote on December 14, 2012.
Another picture from 2014 shows Ian Long with his arm draped around his mother in front of the Dodger Stadium. The two wore Dodgers T-shirts and smiled.
But about six months ago a neighbor said that he called the authorities when he heard loud beating and shouting at the house of Long.
& # 39; I was worried because I knew he had been in the army, & # 39; said neighbor Tom Hanson Thursday, while federal and local law enforcement officials searched for the house of Long, where an American flag flew over the garage.
Hanson described Long as an introvert and said he was amazed & # 39; was through the massacre.
Lang's only other contact with authorities came after a traffic collision and after he claimed he was the victim of a violent meeting in 2015 at another bar in Thousand Oaks, the sheriff said.
Family members are greeted by law enforcers after the hearse with Sergeant Ron Helus's body arrived on Thursday at the medical researcher's office in Ventura, California
Prosecutor March when the hearse with the body of Sergeant Ron Helus leaves Los Robles Hospital
A procession for the body of Sergeant Ron Helus, who died in a shooting incident at a Thousand Oaks bar, drives Ventura Highway 101 on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California
Authorities have not identified what inspired Long to set fire during college evenings at Borderline Bar & Grill at Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles. The city with about 130,000 people is always close to the top lists that rank the safest places in California.
The dead included 11 people in the bar and a sergeant of a veteran sheriff who was the first officer through the door.
The Marine Corps said that Long received several awards, including a ribbon for combat and a Good Coell medal from the Navy. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Lung's mother Colleenn Long, 61, was spotted by DailyMail.com on Thursday interviewed by FBI agents.
She left her house around 1.45 pm and was led to another red truck that looked like the one the shooter had used to drive to the Borderline Bar & Grill where he performed the massacre. She and several officers left the house in the smart suburb of Newbury Park in a convoy of three trucks.
In addition to the 11 Long killed in the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday, 10-15 & # 39; victims injured.
A verified GoFundMe page has been set up to cover their medical bills. They raised $ 27,000 from the $ 50,000 they hope to get.
Victims killed in Borderline Bar shooting in California
Cody & # 39; s father Jason confirmed that his 22-year-old son belonged to the 11 dead victims.
The distraught father rushed to the bar after he heard the news about the shooting and his son's calls remained unanswered. Jason used a tracking app on his son's phone and indicated that the device was still in the room.
He said he spoke to his son just before he went to the bar on Wednesday night.
& # 39; The first thing I said was: & # 39; Please do not drink and do not drive & # 39 ;. The last thing I said was "Son, I love you", "he said.
Cody planned to go into the army and spoke with recruiters from the US Army.
Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus
Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant Ron Helus, 54, was the first on the scene of the shooting on Wednesday night.
Ventura County Sheriff's Sergeant Ron Helus
Helus was shot several times when he and a Californian Highway Patrol officer exchanged fire with the gunman in the bar.
He was a 29-year veteran of the department. He spoke with his wife Karen when he received the call about mass shooting.
The last thing he said to her was, "Oh, I have to go, I love you. I have to call. & # 39;
Alaina, the niece of actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley, also died during the recordings.
Her candidate at Pepperdine University had previously uploaded photos to Twitter stating that the freshman was missing.
Alaina & # 39; s Apple Watch and iPhone were still showing its location as in the bar. She was at the bar with several friends who are all responsible.
& # 39; My heart breaks. I am still in disbelief, "wrote Mowry-Housley in a tribute to her niece on Instagram.
& # 39; It is not fair how you are taken and how quickly you have been taken away from us. I was blessed to know you since you were 5 years old. You stole my heart. I will miss our inner jokes, our serenade at the piano.
Thank you for being patient with me as you learned how to braid your hair, and I will never forget that our duet sings the national anthem in Napa's football game.
& # 39; I love you. I love you. I love you. You are going to make a beautiful angel. & # 39;
Justin Meek was identified as one of the victims killed by his family and his former university.
The 23-year-old, who recently graduated from California Lutheran University, worked in the Borderline Bar and organized the college evening event.
It is believed that the heroic heroic life has been saved while the shooting was taking place, according to university president Chris Kimball.
During his studies he worked at the veterans office of the school and he often worked with the Veterans Club to plan events and help old-handed students.
Meek also loved singing in choir and participated in the Kingsmen Quartet of the school.
He intended to join the American Coast Guard.
& # 39;Justin was a head of criminal law and criminology who had a passion for the good, "said Jenn Zimmerman, Cal Lutheran veteran coordinator, in a statement.
I'm not afraid that he took action to protect the people at Borderline. & # 39;
Sean Adler, 48, worked as a bouncer in the Borderline Bar & Grill when he was killed.
He was a wrestling trainer who had recently opened a coffee shop in the area.
Justin Meek (left) and Sean Adler (right)
Noel Sparks, a 21-year-old student at Moorpark College, was also declared dead. The United Methodist Church in Westlake Village, of which she was a member, expressed condolences to her parents on Facebook.
Sparks's friends had been in tears all day while they were desperately searching for her in the aftermath of the shooting.
Blake Dingman, 21, was identified by his girlfriend as a victim of mass shooting.
My dear Blake … my heart hurts more than words can say. I can not believe you're gone. I am so grateful for our little infinity and all our deep conversations, hugs, late nights and adventures, "she wrote in a tribute.
I am so incredibly grateful for every moment we have spent together. God has brought us together for a reason and I will keep our memories in my heart forever. I love you with all my heart, my dear boy and my angel. & # 39;
Noel Sparks (left) and Blake Dinghma (right)
Borderline employee Telemachus Orfanos was also one of the confirmed deaths.
Orfanos was an Eagle Scout who served in the navy. Friends said that last year he was a survivor of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, where 58 people died.
Survivors of the shooting in Las Vegas gathered regularly in the Borderline bar for the night of country music as a way to provide mutual support and healing.
The social media of Orfanos indicate that he visited the local Thousand Oaks High School and the Moorepark College.
Kristina Kaylee Morisette
Morisette worked as a cashier at Borderline Bar and Grill. Family members confirmed that they died during the shooting.
She went to the Simi Valley High School.
Kristina Kaylee Morisette
Manrique, 33, was a navy veteran.
& # 39; He spent his entire adult life, after military service, helping veterans to adapt to the life of the citizen and had recently accepted a position at Team RWB as Pacific Regional Program Manager & # 39 ;, family member Gladys Manrique Koscak in a tribute on Facebook.
I do not doubt that he died a hero and protected others from gunshots. He will forever be our hero, son, brother and the best uncle anyone could ever ask for, & # 39; she said.