He Survived Vegas Shooting, Was Killed in Thousand Oaks

Country bar had become a safe haven for survivors of Vegas shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 8, 2018 9:49 PM CST
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Mourners embrace outside the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, where relatives and friends gathered in the aftermath of a mass shooting, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Borderline Bar and Grill in California had become a safe haven for dozens of survivors of last year's massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, a place where they gathered for line dancing and drinks. They found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene Wednesday night, when bullets began flying once again. This time, gunfire claimed a Navy veteran who had lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history a year ago, the AP reports. The mother of the 27-year-old man killed in the latest attack, Telemachus "Tel" Orfanos, said her son survived Vegas only to die inside Borderline, less than 10 minutes from his home in suburban Los Angeles. "Here are my words: I want gun control," said Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice shaking with grief and rage. "I don't want prayers. I don't want thoughts." Others who survived the Vegas massacre also lived through the Thousand Oaks shooting:

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