The shooting at Borderline marks the 307th mass shooting in the US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive's records. Authorities said they visited that ranch-style house only once, in April, after a neighbour reported yelling and crashing sounds.
A women who was one of the people who went through the window tearfully credited Wennerstrom for saving her as she broke down describing the event.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said on Thursday that Long was armed with a Glock 21, a.45-caliber handgun created to hold 10 rounds plus one in the chamber.
"He wasn't violent but he was mean", Winnett told the Post. "I don't know if she is alive", he said. Long used an extended magazine for the weapon, Dean said.
"The first shot went off, I thought it was somebody playing a prank, but immediately I looked at him and he continued shooting", he said.
Mr Dean said the other prior encounters were a traffic accident and an incident when he was the victim of a beating at a bar.
Long's service began when he was 18 and lasted almost five years, including a seven-month tour in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon. He was part of the infantry, responsible for hauling and shooting machine-guns.
He attained the rank of corporal and saw combat while deployed in Afghanistan from November 2010 to June 2011. The couple cited irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed in May 2013, two months after Long left the Marines. The university invited the community to gather at the school's chapel.
Long used a.45 caliber Glock handgun, which was purchased legally, Dean said.
About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an terrible argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property.
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Oviedo described a devastating scene, saying homes were engulfed in flames and utility poles were crashing down. Adventist Health Feather River, a hospital in Paradise, evacuated its patients on Thursday afternoon.
It is believed that Long killed himself at the bar, Dean said.
"I told my wife, 'Just be polite to him".
"It just shows great community spirit, it shows people helping people, it doesn't matter the color of their skin, where they're from, it doesn't matter", said Steven Peisner, 56.
"My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home", she said.
Killer Ian David Long. The two were wearing Dodgers T-shirts and smiles.
At Borderline Bar and Grill, a country-western dance bar that is a popular venue for college students, the night took a turn when a gunman entered and opened fire.
Ron Helus, a Ventura county sheriff's sergeant, was among those killed at the Borderline Bar and Grill, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.
"Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff's sergeant who was totally committed", Dean said, "and tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives". The only thing I that could have wished for is to have something better than a bar stool, ' he said. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
A Los Angeles CBS affiliate reported that the officer sustained non-life threatening injuries. Contributing were Michael Kunzelman in College Park, Maryland; Tami Abdollah and Lolita Baldor in Washington; and Reese Dunklin in Dallas.
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