Navy Veteran Killed In Thousand Oaks Shooting Had Survived Las Vegas Shooting

Leroy Wright
November 11, 2018

Dean was a close friend of one of the shooting victims, Sgt. Ron Helus, who died in the line of duty.

Orfanos' mother made a bone-chilling plea to the public during an interview with KABC-TV on Thursday.

Much like his experience in Las Vegas, shots rang out while he and his friends enjoyed a special night devoted to country music fans. He declined to engage on questions on whether the nation needs stricter gun control laws. "I don't want thoughts", she pleaded emphatically. I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me anymore prayers!

When CNN read the post to a friend of Long's, who did not want to be publicly identified, the friend said, "That does not sound like Ian to me at all".

But a law enforcement official said Ian David Long went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane. He allegedly opened fire during the bar's "College Country Night" ― a weekly event hosted for students at California Lutheran University, Moorpark College and Pepperdine University. Neither he nor his son were physically injured in the attack, but he said the mental scars will linger for some time. According to authorities, Long used a Glock 21.45-caliber handgun and reportedly threw smoke bombs in the bar, adding more pandemonium to an already horrific incident.

Authorities have not determined a motive for Wednesday's night rampage at the Borderline Bar & Grill. Edgar was a regular at Borderline, where Tel - whom he described as "charismatic" - would always greet him with a hug.

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One neighbor told ABC News she called the police on Long once after he allegedly got into a fight with his mother.

More than 2,000 mourners came together at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, holding candles to pay their respects.

"But I knew it was real so I just pulled him down". "We were told one of them went out a hero". Can you do that? "You're always overanalyzing people, trying to figure out if something were to go down, 'What would I do?'"

According to Ventura County Sheriff's Captain Garo Kuredjian, this is based on the time stamp on the messages.

The Thousand Oaks Teen Center, located at 1375 E. Janss Rd., 40 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, opened to the public Thursday afternoon.

Friday evening survivors of the Borderline bar shooting have been able to show up at a roadblock to try to get back their cars that have been locked into this scene for two days.

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