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California bar shooting: Gunman identified as former Marine

 WASHINGTON, Nov 9: A former Marine has been identified as the gunman of a mass shooting on November 7 in the city of Thousand Oaks in Southern California in the US which left at least 13 people dead.

A total of 25 people were injured in the shooting, according to authorities, Xinhua news agency reported.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean on Thursday said the gunman was Ian David Long, 28, a Marine Corps veteran, who was described as "acting a little irrationally" when police were called to his home earlier this year to investigate a disturbance. He lived in Newbury Park, near Thousand Oaks.

Dean said the gunman was armed with a Glock 21 -- a brand of .45-caliber handgun. - IANS

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