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The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California posted on social media during the attack about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said on Friday.
One of the possibilities investigators are now looking into is whether gunman Ian David Long believed his former girlfriend would be at the bar, the official said.
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Authorities have not determined a motive for Wednesday night’s rampage at the Borderline Bar and Grill.
The official was briefed on the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
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The official would not give additional details on what the 28-year-old former Marine posted on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Officers said Long fatally shot himself after murdering one dozen people on Wednesday, and injuring at least 21 others.
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Long was dressed in all-black and used a legally owned Glock.45 handgun during his savage attack on the people at the Borderline Bar.
He had an extended magazine on the pistol, and witnesses said he let off smoke grenades inside to confuse the terrified crowds as they ran for their lives.
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A second law enforcement official said that when Long was inside the bar, he apparently stopped shooting and posted to Instagram, based on the time stamps of the posts.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain Garo Kuredjian also said he didn’t know the content of the posts.
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In one chilling final post written immediately before he launched the attack, Long spoke of gun control and how 'hopes and prayers' are not enough.
Long’s social media accounts have since been taken down. Neither Facebook nor Instagram responded to a request for comment on Friday.
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