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California shooting: what we know about the gunman

09 Novembre 2018

Multiple people were killed in a mass shooting at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday, officials said.

Numerous people inside the Borderline had also been at the Route 91 Harvest event a year ago, according to a local resident, Gaby, whose friend is a bartender at the Borderline.

They found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene Wednesday night, when bullets began flying once again.

The shooting at Borderline marks the 307th mass shooting in the US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive's records.

"The fact that he was the first in the door doesn't surprise me at all", said Sergeant Eric Buschow.

"The chills go up your spine".

"It makes me think about going out now", King said.

Speaking to reporters after hearing of her son's death, a heartbroken Susan Schmidt-Orfanos called for gun control. "But it's not going to stop me, and I don't want to let fear change the way I live". "I don't want thoughts".

"He really liked it", said one woman who has been friends with Long for five years and does not want her name made public. Then he got a look at the shooter and the terror unfolding and decided they needed to escape. "He would go to the gym and then he would, I guess, try to learn dance moves or something". Knapp said he and a friend helped carry a gunshot victim to an ambulance. Two of his friends were among those killed.

Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles FBI, told a news conference that it was too early to speculate on the gunman's motives but that he appeared to have acted alone.

Neighbor Richard Berge said Long's mother told him she was concerned about her son, though not anxious about her own safety, and that "she was ... kind of beside herself, she didn't know what to do because he wouldn't get help". Then he said he saw the gunman, wearing a small black head covering and black hoodie.

Hanson described Long as an introvert and said he was "dumbfounded" by the massacre.

"Nothing has led me to believe or the Federal Bureau of Investigation there is a terrorism link here. I'm alive and home safe", she said on Facebook. The Las Vegas show was the fifth. The bar was hosting a college country music night and was packed with students and other patrons. Their ages range from 18 to 33 - a reflection of the crowd drawn to the "College Country Night" at the bar. A Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill.

"California Lutheran wraps its arms around the Meek family and other families, and around every member of this community of caring".

Earlier, people stood in line for hours to give blood, although some found it hard to get to the donation site because of a wildfire that erupted not far away and closed down a major freeway. "It will make my life more miserable", Jacksonville resident Romeo Scarlett said. He doesn't know how a second mass shooting will affect him down the road.

"I would make fun of him, because he would drag me there". You're always picking up on social cues. Can you do that for me?

Kelly said Borderline had become a safe haven for dozens of Vegas survivors: "It is our home". That shooting came days after a gunman was suspected of killing two black patrons of a Kentucky supermarket after he apparently failed to get inside a black church. But Dean said Long had used an extended magazine - illegal in California - during the shooting, which would enable the weapon to fire more rounds before needing to be reloaded. God brought us together for a reason and I will hold our memories in my heart forever.

California shooting: what we know about the gunman