New Report About 2018 Borderline Bar And Grill Attack Which Killed 12 Suggests College Students Were Target
But, 400 page report says investigators don't have enough to confirm motive; They call it 'working theory'
A new Ventura County Sheriff’s Office report sheds some new light on possible motives for the 2018 attack at a Thousand Oaks nightclub which left 12 people dead. The report suggests the attacker might have gone on the rampage because of his disdain for civilians and college students.
The man behind the Borderline Bar and Grill attack was a marine veteran who had served in Iraq. Ventura County Sheriff’s investigators say he told friends that when he later attended Cal State Northridge, some classmates made disrespectful comments about his military service.
The report says he told friends the students had said anyone who joined the service deserved to be shot and killed overseas.
The attack occurred on what was known as “College Night” at Borderline.
Detectives think that the attacker might have chosen that night because he knew the bar would be full of college students. In the conclusion of the more than 400 page report, they admit they can’t say for sure it was the motive, but as of now that’s the theory.
The report says there is also a post in his social media made during the attack in which he says “it’s too bad he won’t get to see the reasons people will put in his mouth for the attack.” He goes on to say the fact is, he had no reason to do it, and thought why not.
Investigators say that may mean perhaps he didn’t have a real reason for the attack, or at the least he wanted people to believe there wasn't a motive.