California bar shooter wielded illegally modified gun: cops

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The previous US Marine who shot lifeless a dozen individuals inside a packed California bar late Wednesday was utilizing a .45-caliber handgun that was legally bought — however illegally modified, officers stated.

Ian David Lengthy, 28, stormed into the Borderline Bar & Grill, a rustic music-themed venue standard with faculty college students in Thousand Oaks, Calif., round 11:20 p.m. and opened fireplace into the gang along with his Glock 21, stated Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

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The weapon, which was legally bought in Ventura, was designed to carry 11 rounds, however had been fitted with an prolonged journal, permitting Lengthy to unleash extra carnage earlier than stopping to reload.

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Such a modification is against the law in California, stated Dean, who couldn’t instantly say what number of rounds Lengthy’s Glock was able to holding.

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Lengthy killed 12 individuals, together with a married sheriff’s sergeant trying ahead to retirement, earlier than he took his personal life.

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