The gunman army who shot dead 12 people in a bar in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County in California was identified as Marines Corps veteran Ian David Long, 28, of Newbury Park. As a machine gunner he served in combat in Afghanistan’s Helmund Province from 2010-11 and returned with a row of military honors. He obtained his Glock handgun legally and drove his mother’s car to the bar. Long was found shot dead, apparently by his own hand. As to motive, the war veteran was said to have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) outbursts. Sherift’s Sgt. Ron Helus was the first law enforcement officer to enter the scene. Long shot him several times and he died later in hospital. He is survived by a wife and a son.