On September 7, 2018, there was yet another mass shooting 40 miles north of Los Angeles in Thousand Oaks, California. 28 year old, Ian Long opened fire at Borderline Bar & Grill. Long entered the bar, disguising his gun with a magazine. He opened fire towards the back of the building, killing 11 people in total. Two of those people being Tamera Mowry-Housley’s niece, Alaina Housley and an nearby officer who ran in, in response to people fleeing the scene. After killing the officer at the front door of the bar, he then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.
Ian Long had spent five years in the marine corps and was believed to have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to his condition and recent divorce, he had been living with his mother. Neighbors have shared their encounters with Long, saying that they’d heard disturbing sounds from his house. One neighbor called authorities in fear that he might have been harming himself.
Our prayers and deepest condolences to the families and friends that were affected by this senseless shooting. More updates are forthcoming.