Authorities investigating why a hitman killed 12 people in a bar in Southern California have not publicly commented on his progress, but at least one post he did on Instagram after the massacre started became an initial focal point.
The social media platforms have erased that and any other publication after Wednesday night's massacre. But one agent said Ian David Long, a 28-year-old exmarin, posted on his mental health and whether people believed he was sane.
The authorities also investigate whether Long believed her ex-girlfriend could be at Borderline Bar and Grill, said the policeman, who was aware of the investigation but was not allowed to talk about it in public and spoke to the Associated Press at condition of anonymity. .
A second agent, the captain of the Ventura County Police, Garo Kuredjian, said that apparently, under the temporary brands, the gunman stopped shooting at the bar and published a publication on Instagram. Kuredjian stressed that he did not know the contents of any of the posts. Instagram and Facebook often refuse to talk about individual accounts and do not respond to a request for comment.
According to the authorities, the attack had a military effectiveness. None of the wounded was injured by gunshots. When the attacker fired his 45-caliber pistol, he killed. Apparently, Long committed suicide when dozens of policemen arrived in the massacre area.
While the investigators were working to determine what caused the tragedy, the US president, Donald Trump, accused a mental illness and said that Long was a "very sick puppy" who "had many problems". In his statements at the White House on Friday, the leader raised his efforts to fund medical care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The researchers did not comment on whether a mental illness had anything to do with this. But a mental health specialist who has long assessed after the police responded to a call about his agitated behavior last spring said he could suffer from PTSD.
Balsamo reported from Washington. Associated Press journalists Tami Abdollah in Washington; Krysta Fauria, Christopher Weber and Kathleen Ronayne in Thousand Oaks; Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard in Los Angeles and Don Babwin in Chicago contributed to this office.
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