1 Year Anniversary of Borderline Bar Mass Shooting Honored with Healing Garden

Rebekah Sager
November 07, 2019 - 1:54 pm

Today marks one year since a Marine combat veteran armed with a Glock 21, a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, opened fire on hundreds of innocent college students at a bar in Thousand Oaks. 

Thursday a healing garden opened to the public, a tribute to the 12 victims, their families and the survivors. 

Ian David Long, 28,  killed 12 people and injured nearly 130 in the Borderline Bar on that fateful November 7 -- mostly students from Cal Lutheran Univesity, Cal State University Channel Islands, Moorpark College and Pepperdine University in Malibu. 

Ventura County Sheriff  Sgt. Ron Helus was one of Long's victims,  as were Cody Coffman, Justin Meek, Alaina Housely, Sean Adler, Daniel Manrique, Kristina Morisette, Noel Sparks, Jake Dunham, Blake Dingman, Telemachus Orfanos and Mark Meza, Jr. Nearly 130 people were injured during that tragic night. 

Long, who likely suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the bar on the night of the shooting. He was deployed to Afghanistan from Nov. 16, 2010 to June 14, 2011.