Published: Mon, November 12, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Some California Shooting Survivors Also Survived Las Vegas Massacre Last Year

Some California Shooting Survivors Also Survived Las Vegas Massacre Last Year

Jason Coffman sobbed as he told reporters that authorities said his son, Cody, was one of 12 people killed at Borderline Bar & Grill during its weekly "College Country Night". "Now, now, now, now".

"Here are my words: I want gun control", Schmidt-Orfanos said as she shook with grief.

I want those bastards in Congress - they need to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home
A few weeks after the Vegas shooting, the bar held a benefit concert for five people from the area who were killed, and now-eerie social media posts show a number of survivors holding up a "Route 91" sign inside the bar at a six-month anniversary event.

He and his wife, who have lived in Thousand Oaks for 34 years, took refuge in a nearby shopping center before returning to their home later on Friday.

"It's nearly like we haven't had enough time to process how we feel", she said in a phone interview, describing a head-spinning shift from a tear-filled vigil to fielding calls from friends and relatives in need of help after receiving evacuation orders.

U.S. media said a number of the young people who were at the bar rampage in California on Wednesday night had survived that massacre.

"It's a cruel thing to survive the worst mass shooting in the country in modern times, and then to be killed in another just a little more than a year later", his father, Marc, said in an interview with The Post.

"This is not going to be easy for a very long time", he said.

"I don't want prayers". "You just don't know how to feel".

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In a video clip that has gone viral on the internet, a distraught Susan Schmidt-Orfanos rejected the habitual calls by politicians for "thoughts and prayers" after the shooting in Thousand Okas, Calfornia, that left her son and 11 others dead.

"A lot of my friends survived Route 91", Edgar said. Two of his friends were killed in the shooting.

"It's too close to home, "Kelly told ABC".

Orfanos, 27, reportedly worked at Borderline as well as at Infiniti of Thousand Oaks, where he was a concierge and product specialist in the customer relations department.

"I was concerned because I knew he had been in the military", Tom Hanson said. Two hundred people were inside the bar, which is popular with police and local college students and was hosting a student line-dancing night. "I don't sit in a room with my back to the door".

"Everywhere I go, everything I do is affected", he said. "You're always overanalyzing people, trying to figure out if something were to go down, 'What would I do?"' Kelly said Borderline had become a safe haven for dozens of Vegas survivors: "It is our home". The blaze broke out on Thursday northeast of the town located about 40 miles (64 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.

British music producer David Tickle and his model fiancée Kate Elizabeth Hallam were awoken at 3am on Friday morning (California time) by a desperate knock on their window and a police loud speaker at their home in Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

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