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Man survives California, Las Vegas shootings one year apart

Man survives California, Las Vegas shootings one year apart”

When Los Angeles Rams players woke on Thursday morning, it was to the bad news that the nation's latest mass shooting had been carried out just a few miles from their practice facility, in a city, Thousand Oaks, numerous players have also chosen to call home.

Susan Orfanos' son, Telemachus Orfanos, died in the shooting at a Thousand Oaks bar on November 7, 2018.

"Here are my words: I want gun control", said Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice shaking with grief and rage. "What I saw and experienced at Route 91 reaffirmed that I want to be a firefighter", he said.

Long shot and killed 12 people, including a police sergeant, at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country music bar in suburban Los Angeles.

She said she wanted Congress "to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home". "I don't want thoughts".

His father Marc told the Washington Post that the younger Orfanos enjoyed going to shooting ranges while in the Navy.

Another witness of the California shooting, Brendan Kelly, also said he was at the Las Vegas massacre. But after spending that night helping victims, they forged a close bond over the past year.

On Wednesday night, a gunman dressed in black opened fire at the country dance bar in Southern California, killing Helus and 11 others.

Telemachus Orfanos also loved country music, and that is why he was attending the October 1, 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire at the crowd, his father told National Public Radio.

Family members are led into the Thousand Oaks Teen Center where families have gathered after a deadly shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. "And he didn't come last night", she told the Times.

Katie Ray agreed, saying the Borderline bar was a "place of healing" for the group after the Las Vegas shooting. For many it provided a sense of community.

In April, Champion spoke about surviving the Las Vegas shooting in an interview with Billboard Magazine.

"Borderline was our safe space after, for lack of a better term, it was our home for the probably 30 or 45 of us who are all from the greater Ventura County area who were in Vegas". "Tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went in to save lives, to save other people".



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