A US Marine Corps veteran with suspected mental health issues killed 12 young people in a busy bar in California, including a policeman and was himself killed. The shooting began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday in Thousand Oaks about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles.
Ian Long, born 27 March 1990 (net sources), served in Afghanistan and had several medals and commendations.
He was a Sun Aries on the point of a Cardinal T Square to a Jupiter opposition Uranus Neptune in Capricorn – ego-centric, confident, highly-strung. His Mercury in Aries was square Saturn as well as Uranus Neptune so he would have problems keeping his thinking straight and not sliding into depression. He also had Mars, North Node and Venus in Aquarius square Pluto, which would ramp up emotional responses, making him volatile, hugely frustrated and angry.
At the moment his Solar Arc Neptune was denting his self-esteem in a conjunction to his self-willed Mars in Aquarius, tugging on his intense emotional reactions. Transits to his midpoints also point to extensive confusion with tr Uranus square his Neptune/Node; tr Neptune square his Uranus/Pluto; and tr Pluto conjunct his Saturn/Neptune, which last would exacerbate paranoid tendencies.
The shooting happened just after the Scorpio Full Moon with an aggravated Mars in Aquarius in the 7th; and a pro-active, amped-up Cardinal Grand Cross of disruptive Uranus opposition Venus square Pluto and square the North Node; with Pluto also sextile Neptune and the Sun.
The California state chart, 9 September 1850, is exactly on its Uranus Return now with Uranus also conjunct its Pluto – so on high alert for major changes; with a discouraging tr Pluto square its Saturn; and a debilitating Solar Arc Sun conjunct its Neptune.
Incredibly sad for young lives to end so uselessly especially at the hands of a veteran who clearly needed more help than he got.