Father confirms son, 22, was among Thousand Oaks shooting victims

Nellie Chapman
November 10, 2018

Navy veteran Telemachus Orfanos survived last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people, but on Wednesday night he was gunned down in another shooting, this time in Thousand Oaks, California.

A hooded gunman dressed entirely in black opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly "college night" in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing.

President Donald Trump is blaming mental illness for the California bar shooting that left 13 people dead, including the shooter. Dean told the Los Angeles Times that the amount of blood within the vicinity made it hard to determine whether Long killed himself or was shot to death by police.

"We have had several contacts with Mr".

Just as he did a year ago, he called his loved ones to tell them he had survived.

Schmidt-Orfanos said she doubted that any gun control laws could be effectively enforced in the current political climate, citing the lack of action after the 2012 shooting in the Sandy Hook elementary school in CT that left 26 dead.

Long was "somewhat irate".

In April, he was found irate and acting irrationally when they were were called to his home.

"Unfortunately, our young people, people at nightclubs, have learned that this may happen, and they think about that", the sheriff said. "He had some kind of issues".

Flight attendant breastfeeds passenger's baby
I breastfed a stranger's baby in flight, and I am just so thankful for the gift of a mother's milk at times of need. Organo told the line administrator on her flight of her intention to feed the child and was instantly encouraged.


"He knew the risks, but he knew, like we all do, why we serve", Dean said.

He attained the rank of corporal and saw combat while deployed in Afghanistan from November 2010 to June 2011.

Ms Teylor Whittler managed to escape the carnage unhurt. "He looked like he knew what he was doing, he had practised". They went through windows. The dead included 11 people inside the bar and a veteran sheriff's sergeant who was the first officer through the door. Around 15 people, including several who were hurt "jumping out of windows, diving under tables", were also injured, he added.

Now, Susan Orfanos says, it's time for America to do something about gun control. "But later I smelled the gun fire, then I knew it's real", she said.

TV footage showed SWAT teams surrounding the bar, with distraught revelers milling around and using their cell phones as lights from police cars flashed. Neighbors told local news channel ABC6 that Long lived with his mother, who had expressed concern over her son's behavior.

Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer were the first to arrive at the bar and went inside just before 11.30pm.

Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles FBI, told a news conference Thursday afternoon that it was too early to speculate on the motive for the massacre but that the shooter appeared to have acted alone. He praised law enforcement, saying, "Great bravery shown by police" and "God bless all of the victims and families of the victims". Law enforcement and emergency crews flooded the scene and police urged the public to avoid the area.

Trump touted his efforts to fund PTSD among veterans.

Several of the survivors said they were also at the outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas past year when a gunman in a high-rise hotel killed 58 people.

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