The shooter has been identified as Ian David Long. He was a 28 year old former Marine. The motives are unclear.
It is sad to see young people out having a good time not make it home this way. The hearts of many families are broken. What took a few seconds will take a lifetime to deal with. The pain is more intense because of the senselessness.
How does one stop something like this happening? Do we just shrug our shoulders and say life happens?