Authorities have identified a publication of Facebook that is believed to have been carried out by the gunman responsible for the deaths of 12 people in a bar in California. Lan Long 28, entered the bar Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks and opened fire with gun Wednesday night.
It is believed that Long posted on social networks during and around the time of the attack, according to officials close to the investigation. In a publication, the author says: “I hope that people call me crazy (emojis of laughter) would not that be a great irony? Yes. I’m crazy, but the only thing they do after these shootings is “send prayers” or “keep them in your memory”, every time and then they wonder why these things continue to happen “.
A friend of the gunman, who preferred to keep his identity private, told CNN that this message “does not sound like Ian at all. I do not know what was going through his head at the time, but it must have been terrible. ”
Hours later, Long was found lifeless by an apparently self-inflicted wound, the police searched for more information at his home, where he lived with his mother.
Long was a member of the Navy for five years and was an artilleryman in Afghanistan, according to documents from the Department of Defense.
The police came to a call in April to Long’s house, after a report of disturbances and a team of experts considered that it was going through a crisis, caused by post-traumatic stress, but they released him. Authorities are working on putting together a temporary line of firefighting. They said that on arriving at the scene, Long kept firing.
After fifteen minutes, when the firing went down, a group of policemen entered the bar and found the dead aggressor by the entrance.
The scene was “hellish” when the authorities arrived. Police found people hiding in the attic. Some were so terrified that they asked officers to confirm that they were not the aggressors. Some media publish that the post on social networks was made on Instagram and that the network already eliminated Long’s publication.
Authorities are still analyzing the publications to learn more about the shooting. They have refused to offer more information about the gunman’s social media posts.