- The College Country Night is a regular fixture every Wednesday
so it was possible to plan the assault in advance.
- This was a country music event, defining attendees as conservatives.
- The timing just 24hrs after the election is suspicious.
Eyewitness "Matt" describes assailant:
Tall - blacked out suspect with a laser-sighted pistol.
10 Shots fired in the first round of shooting.
Media describes assailant:
The gunman shot himself before police got inside. He was dressed in
all-black, wearing a black trenchcoat, blackbaseball cap, bandanna,
sunglasses and a mask covering the bottom part of his face.
Perhaps a pistol and other weapons. Accounts vary:
- The shooter stormed in the venue wearing a black trench coat armed
with high capacity sub machine guns, witnesses said
It's thought that a man opened fire at the bar with a semi-automatic gun
at about 11.20pm and was still ‘a threat’ inside the bar an hour later.
He has now been ID'd - 29yr-old male name not yet public.
Suspect was carrying no ID - slowing identification.
The reported height of 6' 2" may lead to unofficial identification.
It's quite possible that the shooter is connected to the school
from which the majority of those attending the venue came.
From the ABCNews7 eyewitness we hear that the suspect went
behind the staff counter. Witness says that: "two or three bouncers"
would regularly be found back behind the counter area.
Therefore it's likely that he had cased the place or he was very
familiar with the layout and routine of security staff at the venue.
- ABCNews7 eyewitness saw no sub-machine guns - only a pistol.
- Pistol unofficially identified by to law sources as a 45 calibre.
- The gunman, 28, was named by police as Ian David Long.
He is said to be a veteran of the US Marine Corps.
Sheriff Geoff Dean said local police had previously had "minor
interactions" with Long, who lives near the Borderline Bar and Grill.
"We have no idea what the motive was at this point," he said.
He was armed with a Glock 21 .45 Pistol
Reports suggest that survivors of the deadly Las Vegas shooting,
at Route 91 Harvest music festival, were in attendance during the
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Sheriff Geoff Dean said police had “no idea” what the motive was for the shooting, which took place in at Borderline Bar and Grill during a crowded “college night” event.
“When the officers went in and made re-entry, they found him already deceased,” Dean said, according to ABC 6. “He was found inside an office just adjacent to the entry to the bar.”
Dean said Long was known to officers through a minor traffic collision and was a victim of a battery incident at a different bar. Dean also said they responded to an incident at his home in April.
In that incident, deputies were called to his home, where Dean said Long was acting “irrationally.” A crisis intervention specialist was called to his house and talked to him, but left without taking him into custody, Dean said.
Dean said Long was a Marine veteran, and said there was a chance he suffered from PTSD. Records indicate he was on duty from August 2008 to March 2013, CNN reported.
Long used a .45 caliber Glock handgun, which was purchased legally, Dean said. Long used an extended magazine for the weapon, Dean said. It’s unclear whether the magazine was legally purchased.
“We do not know how many rounds were in the weapon,” he said. “We don’t know if he reloaded his weapon or not, we’re still interviewing witnesses.”
Dean said the shooter reportedly shot at employees and security before turning on the crowd.
“It appears he walked up to the scene... He shot the security guard ... 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.
Just spoke with a man who was at the front door of the bar when
the shooter began firing. Says he had a handgun, shot the guard
at the door, threw several smoke bombs inside, and then
Described shooter as middle eastern looking with a beard.
Ears are covered in photo right.
"...nearly impossible to disguise the human ear" Sherlock Holmes.
What about the fact the face is not the same the cheeks bones, and
length, and shape of the nose. Whomever these two are they plainly are not the same person. You don't need to see the guys ears to see that surely?.
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