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California shooting: Victim of Thousand Oaks massacre had survived Las Vegas horror

10 November 2018

A gunman shooting from the 32nd floor of a hotel and casino with high power weapons killed 58 people.

According to the Pentagon, Long served in the Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013 and was a machine gunner.

Deputies embrace after the hearse carrying the body of Sergeant Ron Helus arrives at the medical examiner's office in Ventura, California. He was totally committed.

"He died a hero".

"He went in there to save people and paid the ultimate price", he said.

California Governor Jerry Brown released a statement on the shooting.

Long opened fire, seemingly at random, inside the barn-style, Western-themed bar, with a.45 calibre Glock handgun equipped with a high-capacity magazine, Ventura county Sheriff Geoff Dean said.

Law enforcement agencies, firefighters and other first responders, along with several ambulances, additional units from the California Highway Patrol, Simi Valley and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reached the spot soon after the shooting was reported.

"Life is fragile", Johnston said, his voice choking.

Cody was the head umpire for a local baseball league and had plans to join the Army, Coffman told reporters.

"This is going to be an absolutely heart-wrenching time for me and my family", Coffman said.

Alaina Housley, 18, was a student at Pepperdine University.

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"Though broken, my heart is with these families and friends in Thousand Oaks today", tweeted Brad Paisley.

Police vehicles line a road in the vicinity of the mass shooting at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, early Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. "For something like that to hit us on our doorstep is devastating". Two of his friends were among those killed.

In April, 2018, neighbour Tom Hanson made a 911 call about noise over at Long's home.

Telemachus "Tel" Orfanos, 27, had survived the Las Vegas shooting and had helped paramedics treat victims during that tragedy.

Morisette worked at the front desk at Borderline.

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

In Simi Valley, a crowd of mourners gathered outside the Rivalry Roasters coffee shop to remember owner Sean Adler.

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.

Dominguez said he and his son John managed to escape from the bar and run for their lives to their vehicle.

"He was raving hell in the house, you know, kicking holes in the walls and stuff and one of the neighbours was concerned and called the police", Richard Berge, who lived one block away from the home, said.

Mark Meza, Jr., 20, Jacob Dunham, 21, and Kristina Morisette, 20, also died in the tragedy.

California shooting: Victim of Thousand Oaks massacre had survived Las Vegas horror