Tel Orfanos Survived Las Vegas Shooting, Killed at Borderline Bar

Lester Mason
November 10, 2018

"Our thoughts and prayers are obviously with the people that it happened to", defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said.

'I was in the Las Vegas Route 91 mass shooting, as well as probably 50 or 60 others who were in the building at the same time as me tonight'.

"He said, 'hon, I got to go, I love you".

Among the casualties was Sgt. Ron Helus, a longtime sheriff's deputy who was talking to his wife on the phone when the call came over the radio for an active shooter. Authorities brought in a mental health specialist who concluded that Long could not be involuntarily committed for psychiatric observation but anxious the 28-year-old Marine veteran might have post-traumatic stress disorder.

'He reloaded and then just kept on popping them off, ' said Tim, John's stepdad.

Offering a horrifying illustration of just how pervasive gun violence is in America, Susan Orfanos said her son survived the Las Vegas festival shooting last October that left over 50 people dead-making it the deadlist mass shooting in modern us history.

Witnesses have described chaotic scenes as the bar - packed mostly with local university students - as victims attempted to flee the shooter.

Four other young victims - Blake Dingman, 21; Jacob Dunham, 21; Mark Meza, 20; and Kristina Morisette, 20 - were also killed, the Ventura County Medical Examiner said. Only 10 days ago, a gunman killed 11 worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Long used an illegal extended magazine - created to hold extra bullets - in his attack on the Borderline Bar & Grill, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.


"It was a huge panic".

Media captionSurvivors of California shooting describe what they saw.

Flames driven by powerful winds torched dozens of hillside homes in Southern California, burning parts of tony Calabasas and mansions in Malibu and forcing tens of thousands of people - including some celebrities - to flee as the fire marched across the Santa Monica Mountains toward the sea.

More than 2,000 mourners came together at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, holding candles to pay their respects. We don't know precisely what he was saying, but it appears he had a grudge he was carrying out. "We all are a big family, and unfortunately, this family got hit twice".

"Borderline was our safe space", Brendan Kelly, who survived both attacks, told ABC News. "It was our our home for the probably 30 or 45 of us who are all from the greater Ventura County area who were in Vegas".

It is believed he opened fire at the California bar before turning the gun on himself.

That number does not include an annual estimate of 22,000 suicides via firearms.

A survivor of the shooting that claimed at least 12 lives in California on Thursday has given a harrowing account of the moment the shooter opened fire.

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