Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Thousand Oaks Mass Shooting Gunman Shot Himself

This 2017 photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long. Authorities said the Marine combat veteran opened fire Wednesday evening, Nov. 7, 2018, at a country music bar in Southern California, killing multiple people before apparently taking his own life. (California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

According to an autopsy, the gunman who killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Associated Press reports, citing police.

Ian Long, 28, shot and killed 11 people who were already at the bar, as well as a police officer who responded. While the officer and Long exchanged gunfire, Long appeared to have shot and killed himself.

Authorities have yet to determine Long's motive. According to the AP, authorities are investigating whether Long believed that a former girlfriend might have been at the Borderline Bar and Grill.

Support for LAist comes from

Hey, thanks. You read the entire story. And we love you for that. Here at LAist, our goal is to cover the stories that matter to you, not advertisers. We don't have paywalls, but we do have payments (aka bills). So if you love independent, local journalism, join us. Let's make the world a better place, together. Donate now.