Gavin Eugene Long
|The Baton Rouge shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Eugene Long. He did not live in the area, but came into the city from Kansas City, Missouri. Long was wearing black with his face covered, and began firing with an assault rifle at 8:40 a.m Sunday morning near Hammond Aire Plaza. He was wearing body armor.|
No motive for the shooting has been made public. Long was a former marine. When a reporter went to the most recent listed address for Long in Kansas City a man answered the door with an AK-47. Long had ties to the 'New Freedom Movement'.