California gunman stopped shooting to post on social media, official says

Cody outside the Thousands Oaks Teen Center

Twelve Dead After Mass Shooting At California Bar's College Student Night

So far, 328 people have died and 1251 have been injured as a result of mass shootings - incidents in which four or more people were shot or killed - in the USA in 2018.

The 22-year-old Kelly says he was dancing with friends when the gunfire started at the Thousand Oaks bar. "The second time around doesn't get any easier".

Sean Adler, 48, was a bouncer at Borderline Bar & Grill.

"The chills go up your spine. He didn't think it was real", Tim Dominguez said.

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

"My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he come home", she told ABC's Los Angeles affiliate. Some of the classmates that teased Long were at the bar the night of the shooting.

Before finding out about his son's death, Jason said he was trying to prepare for the worst. "You know you can't do that!'"

In one instance, Ms Colell said Long grabbed her rear and midsection after she refused to return a phone he said was his.

A California Highway Patrol officer who arrived with the sergeant stepped back to secure the perimeter until additional units arrived, then pulled Helus out of the line of fire, Dean said.

According to a report, the Thousand Oaks shooter reportedly took to Instagram and posted during his attack.




Bar-goer Josh Coaly wasn't there during the shooting but showed up after to check on his friends.

Kelly, who has a large tattoo on his left arm memorializing the Las Vegas shooting, said that Borderline had become a safe haven for dozens of Vegas survivors and it was common for many of them to hang out there together. When Gunn learned about the shooting, he rushed to Borderline. Colell, then 28, was the girls track coach and also disciplined the boys team.

A law enforcement official said Long posted to social media during the attack.

"I couldn't believe it".

"I am in the dark right now, and it's actually tearing me up", he said.

Orfanos Snr said his son was at the Route 91 Harvest festival a year ago in Las Vegas when a crazed gunman opened fire from a nearby high-rise hotel. Eleven people inside were found shot dead, and others wounded. On his other arm Thursday, he still had his wristband from the California bar. A little over one year ago, on October 1, 2017, Orfanos was at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when a gunman killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more. Armed with a knife in case an attacker came in, he hunkered down and waited with 40 other people for four hours.

"Life is fragile", Johnston said, his voice choking. "Everywhere I go, everything I do is affected", he said. "I saw him point to the back of the cash register ... and he just kept firing". You're always picking up on social cues.

"Sgt Helus was having a conversation with his wife, as he does several times during the shift, and said to her, "Hey I've got to go and handle a call, I love you", he said, according to The Mirror.

Names of victims from last night's mass shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill have yet to be released by Ventura County Duty Sheriff officials. I have a daughter coming on the 29th of this month. "I'm here for a reason".

Residents of Thousand Oaks gathered along the streets Thursday afternoon as officials transported Helus' body from the hospital.

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