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Suspected gunman Ian D. Long, who earned a rank of corporal, served in the Marines from 2008 to 2013. According to the Military Times, the 28-year-old was a machine gunner and received the Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and other awards. He served a tour in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. According to the Los Angeles Times, Long had several encounters with law enforcement, including a complaint of disturbing the peace as recently as April.
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Sean Adler, a former wrestling coach at Royal High School in Simi Valley, has been identified as the fifth victim of the shooting, according to the team's Facebook page. Noel Sparks, a member of United Methodist Church Westlake Village and a student at Moorpark College, has been identified as the sixth victim of the shooting, according to a Facebook post by the church.
Updated: 12:30 p.m.
Alaina Housley, a freshman at Pepperdine University, and Justin Meek, a graduate of California Lutheran University, have been identified as the third and fourth victims of the shooting.
Earlier coverage: 11:30 a.m.
Authorities at lunchtime Thursday were notifying families of the victims of a shooting at a popular bar near several colleges in Thousand Oaks, California. Twelve people, including a 22-year-old and a sheriff's deputy, were killed in the attack late Wednesday night. The suspect, who is also dead, was armed with a .45 Glock with an extended magazine, according to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean who spoke at a press conference Thursday.
The Borderline Bar & Grill hosts a popular event called College Country Nights every Wednesday, according to its website.
"It's a horrific scene in there," Dean told reporters. "There's blood everywhere."
Cody Coffman, 22, was among those killed, according to his father, who spoke to reporters outside the reunification center set up by authorities.
Multiple Pepperdine University students were at the bar during the incident, according to the university's Twitter account. California Lutheran University and California State University, Channel Islands are also located near the incident.
Sergeant Ron Helus of Ventura County Sheriff was also killed. He was a 29-year veteran of the department and one of the first responders. According to officials, he entered the bar to face the gunman after the shooting began around 11:20 p.m.
A freeway procession carrying the remains of Sgt. Helus was held at 10 a.m. today.
Ventura County Sheriff has set up a Family Assistance Center at 1375 E. Janss Rd. in Thousand Oaks. An emergency assistance hotline has also been established at (805)-465-6650 for those seeking information on missing loved ones.
A Facebook fundraiser has been set up for victims.
This is a developing story.