Sheriff says gunman started shooting outside bar
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said that Ian David Long, 28, drove to the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night and opened fire before he entered the nightclub. Long, who had served in the U.S. Marine Corps, used a Glock .45-caliber handgun, Dean said.
Dean said that investigators do not know Long’s motive for carrying out the shooting. Long shot a security guard outside the bar and continued shooting once he entered the club.
“It appears that he turned to the right and shot several of the other security and employees there and then began opening fire inside the nightclub,” Dean said.
Earlier on “CBS This Morning,” Dean said the scene was “horrific.” “When the officers went in, the suspect was already dead, but it was horrific,” he said. “There were 11 victims inside plus the suspect and then, in addition, my sergeant that was killed trying to make entry.”