Official: Shooter de­bated san­ity dur­ing mas­sacre

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Nation + World -

THOU­SAND OAKS >> The gun­man who killed 12 peo­ple at a coun­try mu­sic bar in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia went on so­cial me­dia dur­ing the at­tack and posted about his men­tal state and whether peo­ple would be­lieve he was sane, a law en­force­ment official said Fri­day.

Also, one of the pos­si­bil­i­ties in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing into is whether gun­man Ian David Long be­lieved his for­mer girl­friend would be at the bar, the official said.

Au­thor­i­ties have not de­ter­mined a mo­tive for Wed­nes­day’s night ram­page at the Border­line Bar and Grill.

The official — who was briefed on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion but not au­tho­rized to dis­cuss it pub­licly and spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity — would not give ad­di­tional de­tails on what the 28-year-old for­mer Marine posted on his Face­book and In­sta­gram ac­counts.

Nei­ther Face­book nor In­sta­gram had any im­me­di­ate comment.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.