SCV residents survive mass shooting that claimed a dozen lives

SCV residents survive mass shooting that claimed a dozen lives
California mass shooting: Telemachus Orfanos survived Las Vegas massacre only to die in Thousand Oaks carnage
(CNN)Back in April, officers in Thousand Oaks, California, responded to a disturbance at the home where Ian David Long lived.

CNNs Jose Pagliery, Shimon Prokupecz, Scott Glover, Paul P. Murphy, Cheri Mossburg, Ryan Browne, Sonya Hamasaki and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.

We are devastated to report that one of our students, Alaina Housley, was among those who passed away at Borderline in Thousand Oaks last night.Our hearts are broken with the news of this profound loss. We offer our deepest condolences to the Housley family and ask that our community join us in keeping Alainas family, friends, and loved ones in their prayers during this incredibly difficult time.We are here to guide and support our students, faculty, staff, and alumni in as many ways as we can, and this includes providing access to grief counselors and licensed clinicians to help them cope with the pain and sorrow this tragedy brings. In this time of deep concern and sadness, we are focused on making sure the entire Pepperdine family comes together in a compassionate way that leads to individual and community healing.

Telemachus “Tel” Orfanos lost his life in the Borderline Bar and Grill, less than 10 minutes from his home.

The shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill began around 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday night. Housleys phone and Apple Watch were tracked to Borderline and placed her in the middle of the dance floor where most of the shots were fired.

Susan Schmidt-Orfanos, her voice and head shaking with grief and rage, said outside her familys home, “My son was in Las Vegas with one of his friends and he came home. He didnt come home last night. And I dont want prayers, I dont want thoughts, I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me more prayers. I want gun control. No. More. Guns.”

She said she wanted Congress “to pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesnt come home.”

“I’m not gonna vilify this kid because hes got parents that are grieving, too,” Mark Orfanos said. “And I feel sorry for them as well. Until I find out particularly what the specifics are with this kid who did the shooting I’m not gonna be vilifying him.”

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Telemachus Orfanos was a U.S. Navy veteran with a thick beard, an easy smile and a gladiator helmet tattoo.

Telemachus Orfanos loved to go to the popular Western-style bar and go line dancing. He was among more than 100 people inside the venue when a gunman dressed all in black opened fire around 11:15 p.m., killing 12 people and injuring a dozen others. 

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Photos on Orfanos Facebook page show the Eagle Scout with friends at ballgames or at work. Some photos are embellished with patriotic graphics and another marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Twelve people were killed in the Borderline carnage, including a sheriffs deputy described as a “hero.” The gunman was found inside, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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