A crisis intervention specialist was called to his house and talked to him, but left without taking him into custody, Dean said. "He was able to bond with their kids", she said.
Thousand Oaks, a leafy, sprawling suburb of 127,000 people, was named the third safest city in the United States for 2018 by the Niche research company. "We offer our deepest condolences to the Housley family and ask that our community join us in keeping Alaina's family, friends, and loved ones in their prayers during this incredibly hard time".
Hanson described Long as an introvert and said he was "dumbfounded" by the massacre.
"I would make fun of him, because he would drag me there". Police said he killed himself.
Ms Whittler said she didn't have time "to think about why this is happening", and just focused on a way to "get out".
"We will be sure to paint a picture of the state of mind of the subject and do our best to identify a motivation", Delacourt said, adding the FBI would investigate any possible "radicalization" or links to militant groups.
He first shot and killed someone working security then entered the building and shot several more people just inside before continuing his killing spree. I was able to get out, so I don't know how long it was going on for, but it felt like at least five minutes.
Curtis Kellogg, a friend who served with Long, said the last time he spoke with Long he was headed to Southern California.
"Typically, if you go to a bar, if you're going to be drinking", you would leave your gun at home, Kuredjian said. The couple separated in 2011 and dissolved the marriage in April 2013 in Ventura County, California. Then they began "shuffling as many people out as possible".
Numerous victims were students at local colleges including Pepperdine University, Moorpark College and California State University Channel Islands.
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A SWAT team from the Ventura County Sherrif's Department, arrived within minutes, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other officers to find the bar strewn with bodies, survivors huddling in terror, and others desperately trying to get out.
Sparks' friends had been in tears throughout the day as they desperately searched for her in the aftermath of the shooting. Many of those at the bar were regulars, she said.
The names of the other shooting victims were starting to be released, each as heartbreaking as the next.
Dan Manrique was a Marine Corps veteran whose service continued after he returned stateside.
California Lutheran University identified one of the victims as Justin Meek, a 23-year-old recent graduate who "heroically saved lives in the incident", university president Chris Kimball said.
"He loved running college night and always seemed to draw a crowd", Zimmerman said in a statement.
The killer also deployed a smoke device, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
As relatives tried to reach loved ones and survivors received medical attention, more than 200 people showed up to donate blood for the victims. "This kid was mentally disturbed in high school", Dominique Colell said.
A friend of Orfanos wrote on Twitter, "RIP Telemachus- my boyfriend went to highschool with him, as they both grew up in #ThousandOaks. You just don't expect it to happen in Thousand Oaks".