On late Wednesday night, November 7, a horrible mass shooting took place in California. A lone gunman stormed a bar during “College Country Night” and killed 12 people. The gunman later died as well.
The news sent a wave of grief around the nation. Not only did the gunman walk in and kill 11 people that were at the bar, he fatally shot the first responder on the scene as well. Over 23 people were also reportedly injured.
Now, some more disturbing news has emerged about the gunman, 29-year-old Ian Long. According to TMZ, Long was on social media when he entered the Borderline Bar & Grill on that dreaded night.
According to reports, Long held his gun in one hand and a phone in another. During the massacre, he was posting on social media through Instagram Story.
Investigators said that they would not reveal exactly what the young man was saying, but that his posts indicated that the shooting was a sort of revenge.
Long’s former classmates said that he had been bullied in high school and that he was deeply affected by that. They said that he often would visit that particular bar on Wednesday nights and that some of the people who used to make fun of him would hang out there.
Reports also confirmed that Long had served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011 in the Marines. After his time in the military, he reportedly suffered from PTSD and was receiving help from therapists and doctors.
With all of the new information, investigators will have an easier time pinpointing a motive. Please be praying for the families of everyone who lost loved ones during this horrific attack. Share your prayers here, and we will continue to update as more information is revealed.
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