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The gunman who killed 12 people in a crowded California music bar has been identified as Ian David Long, a former Marine.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean made this known while addressing reporters on Thursday.

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He said: “We have had several contacts with Long over the years, minor events, a traffic collision.”

Dean said that deputies were called to his house for a disturbance in April this year and “felt he might be suffering from PTSD.”

The suspect was found deceased at the scene, in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

“We believe he shot himself,” Dean said.