12 killed as ex-Marine storms California bar on 'college night'

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Long's only other contact with authorities came after a traffic collision and after he alleged he was the victim of a violent encounter in 2015 at another bar in Thousand Oaks, Dean said.

Jeremy Childs, a reporter with the local Ventura County Star newspaper, tweeted a picture of a 19-year-old bar patron who had bloodied his hands throwing a chair through the window in an attempt to escape the building during the shooting.

"I felt really sad and heartbroken", said Ballen. "The second time around doesn't get any easier".

The last words Jason Coffman told his son, Cody Coffman, were "I love you", before he went to Borderline Bar and Grill.

"The chills go up your spine".

Orfanos' mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, was shaking with rage and grief when she spoke about how her son was unable to survive two mass killings. The president said he viewed it as a mental health issue and that Long's history is now being scrutinized.

Trump touted his efforts to fund PTSD among veterans but he declined to engage on questions on whether the nation needed stricter gun control laws.

Jasmin Alexander, who was part of a group of around 15 friends at the bar, said there was chaos and confusion inside when shots first rang out.

"It's hard, because I've been doing this for 41 years, and you don't leave things unfinished", Dean, who'd been considering retirement, told ABC News' David Muir.

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"When (he) started to reload, that's when we got people out of there and I didn't look back", Wennerstrom said. "People do choreographed dances for hours, cowboy boots and hats in the middle of the suburbs of Thousand Oaks", the friend said.

"I'm super upset that it happened in our home, and I feel terrible for the families that have to go through this", said Merrill, the exhaustion evident in her eyes. Two of his friends were among those killed.

The identities of the 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy, who were killed after a gunman opened fire in a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. late Wednesday are starting to be confirmed. All morning, people looking for missing friends and relatives arrived at a community center where authorities and counselors were informing the next-of-kin of those who died. When Gunn learned about the shooting, he rushed to Borderline. In the parking lot, some comforted each other with hugs or a pat on the back. She says he knew some of the people who teased him would be there. Another neighbor said Long rarely left home and that his mother told her that he was getting violent. "I can't believe I'm saying this again. That was the last thing I said".

It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered on Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website.

A gunman shooting from the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino with high power weapons killed 58 people. On his other arm Thursday, he still had his wristband from the California bar.

Ms Colell said she wanted to kick Long off the team but the boy's coach urged her to reconsider because that could compromise his goal of joining the Marines.

"He went in there to save people and paid the ultimate price", he said. He said living through Vegas changed his life. His motive is not yet known. "He was just lazy I guess", Winnett said, adding he wouldn't even take out the trash. "I don't sit in a room with my back to the door". You're always picking up on social cues. "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".

"I screamed to him, 'There's a shooter in there!' He was kind of in disbelief, then saw that I was serious", Mr Knapp said. The analysis of items obtained in the searches could take months, he said. "I'm here for a reason".

The Los Angeles KTLA reporter Eric Spillman reported that classes at California Lutheran had been canceled because of the shooting.

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