According to Business Insider, the gunman in the Thousand Oaks shooting was a Marine combat veteran.
The former corporal served one tour in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, and earned numerous awards for his service including a Combat Action Ribbon and a NATO International Security Force medal.
Neighbors told the Los Angeles Times that Long suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the Los Angeles Times, Sheriff Geoff Dean confirmed Long had been involved in previous incidents, but a mental health professional concluded he did not need to be taken into custody.
The conditions of Long’s discharge have not been released, and it is unclear if Long was diagnosed with PTSD.
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