What we know about the mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks, California, dance bar

What we know about the mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks, California, dance bar

California mass shooting: Telemachus Orfanos survived Las Vegas massacre only to die in Thousand Oaks carnage

(CNN)Back in April, officers in Thousand Oaks, California, responded to a disturbance at the home where Ian David Long lived.

CNNs Jose Pagliery, Shimon Prokupecz, Scott Glover, Paul P. Murphy, Cheri Mossburg, Ryan Browne, Sonya Hamasaki and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.

Ventura County Sheriffs Sgt. Ron Helus, 54, was identified as one of the 12 killed, while others still remain unaccounted for. Its estimated that 40 to 50 families were at the unification center at 1375 E. Janss Rd., hoping to hear from loved ones who may have been at the Borderline Bar & Grill when the mass shooting took place. 

Telemachus “Tel” Orfanos lost his life in the Borderline Bar and Grill, less than 10 minutes from his home.

@pepperdine STATEMENT (1/2): The University has received reports that several Pepperdine students were at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks this evening when a gunman reportedly entered the location and began shooting. At this time, the University is working to identify

Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice and head shaking with grief and rage, said outside her familys home, “My son was in Las Vegas with one of his friends and he came home. He didnt come home last night. And I dont want prayers, I dont want thoughts, I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me more prayers. I want gun control. No. More. Guns.”

She said she wanted Congress “to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesnt come home.”

A gunman opened fire on a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks Wednesday night, killing 12 people, including college students, a security guard and a Ventura County Sheriffs sergeant.

Telemachus Orfanos was a U.S. Navy veteran with a thick beard, an easy smile and a gladiator helmet tattoo.

Here are the victims identified in Thousand Oaks mass shooting

Photos on Orfanos Facebook page show the Eagle Scout with friends at ballgames or at work. Some photos are embellished with patriotic graphics and another marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The one-hour procession through the streets was filled with sadness and silent salutes on numerous overpasses. Each moment was captured by TV cameras and broadcast live on cable networks as Americans grappled with another mass shooting.

Twelve people were killed in the Borderline carnage, including a sheriffs deputy described as a “hero.” The gunman was found inside, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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