Blake Winnett, the former roommate of Thousand Oaks shooter Ian Long, said he was shocked to learn that Long killed twelve people in a California bar.
One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another was a young man who eagerly awaited the birth of his first sister and aimed to join the military. Others were a newly minted college graduate who worked with kids with developmental disabilities and a student with plans to study law.
Telemachus ‘‘Tel’’ Orfanos survived the Las Vegas shooting last year only to be killed Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., less than 10 minutes from his home.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening to remember the dozen people shot and killed by a Marine veteran at the packed Borderline Bar & Grill the night before.
One of the safest cities in America is struggling to cope with the trauma of a mass shooting while authorities are trying to figure out what sent a Marine veteran on a bloody rampage in Southern California
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Not all the victims' names have been released, but among those confirmed are six men and three women. They range from 18 to 54 — a reflection of the crowd drawn to the bar's "College Country Night."
The Borderline Bar & Grill was packed with patrons line dancing or playing pool. It was country college night, and people swayed to the beat as music blared through the speakers. Then a gunman burst in and killed 12 people.