Ian David Long identified as suspect in deadly Thousand Oaks mass shooting
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The suspect believed to have shot 12 people to death in a Ventura County, California bar overnight has been identified.


The Ventura County Sheriff at a 10 AM ET press conference identified the suspect as Ian David Long, and says he was 28.

"The shooter was found dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Several law enforcement officials identified him as Ian Long, 29," NBC News reports. "Law enforcement officials had earlier described him as a heavily tattooed white male."

An ABC News affiliate in Southern California has named him as David Ian Long.

The LA Times adds that the shooter "drove his mother’s car to the attack and said nothing upon entering the bar."

"Authorities said the man was heavily tattooed but apparently didn’t have identification on him," the Times notes.