The FBI and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office provided the public with an update Tuesday morning on the Thousand Oaks Borderline mass shooting investigation.
One of the big things learned on Tuesday’s press conference was that there is still no motive found for the shooting that killed 12 people on Nov. 7, 2018.
Authorities said the suspect, Ian David Long, an ex-Marine, entered Borderline Bar & Grill and immediately started shooting with a gun he had purchased from Simi Valley, California. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said Long fired more than 50 rounds.
Ayub added that the suspect had a flashlight with a laser sight attached to his handgun. The Sheriff also said the suspect was carrying seven high capacity 30-round magazines on the night of the shooting, and five of those magazines were still fully loaded after the suspect took his own life.
The suspect threw multiple smoke grenades while inside the bar which “contributed significantly to the chaos and confusion inside” the restaurant, said Ayub.
At Tuesday’s press conference, the medical examiner said 13 victims were shot by the gunman at relatively close range, and while one survived and has since been released from the hospital, 12 of the victims died “rapidly.”
Also revealed at Tuesday’s press briefing was the fact that there were eight off-duty law enforcement officers at Borderline Bar & Grill on the night of the shooting — two were from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office — however, none of the officers were armed, according to investigators.
Sheriff Ayub added that off-duty officers are not required to be armed and that the decision to be armed while off-duty is a personal one depending on the activities that deputy or officer will be doing.
Authorities said investigators are analyzing more than 400 interviews of witnesses as well as digital data and body cam video of the shooting.
Watch the complete press conference below: