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Man survives California, Las Vegas shootings one year apart

11 November 2018, 05:35 | Darnell Patrick

California bar shooting ‘We believe he shot himself’ says sheriff

California bar shooting ‘We believe he shot himself’ says sheriff

Another person who was at the Borderline Bar & Grill during the shooting and was also in Las Vegas when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured 851 more by opening fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, was Dani Merrill.

"I'm super upset that it happened in our home, and I feel terrible for the families that have to go through this", Merrill said at the vigil. " ... It's hard to fathom, to put into words, what you feel".

"If the Lord took him away, we know that he's in a better place", he said. But they have said when they arrived at the scene, the suspect was still firing.

But implementation of the ban was blocked by a lawsuit filed by the California Rifle and Pistol Association, the state branch of the National Rifle Association, or NRA, and five Calfornia residents, media reports said.

Brendan Kelly was on the dance floor when the shooting started, and survived by fleeing through a back door, becoming part of a rare group that has survived two mass shootings.

The official would not give additional details on what the 28-year-old former Marine posted on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

"Alaina was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her and we are devastated that her life was cut short in this manner".

More than 2,000 mourners came together at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, holding candles to pay their respects.

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Late in the evening this past Wednesday, a gunman walked into the Thousand Oaks bar in Ventura, slaying 13 individuals and wounding 18 others, one of the fatalities being a sheriffs sergeant.

Several survivors of the Las Vegas massacre were at the Borderline bar on the night of the shooting. Having survived last year's massacre in Las Vegas, he knew only too well what gunfire sounds like, even amid loud music. "He grabbed my butt with the other arm". Some smashed windows and jumped out.

He said living through Vegas changed his life. Investigators have not commented on a motive for the shooting, or whether mental illness played a role.

"Everywhere I go, everything I do is affected", he said.

Long, who was armed with a single handgun, a.45-calibre Glock 21, which he purchased legally, was found deceased at the Borderline Bar and Grill, the scene of the shooting in the city of Thousand Oaks northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Reflecting on how he would get through his own pain, Jason held on tightly to his father-in-law, Mike Johnston, saying "I love this man". You're always picking up on social cues. Can you do that for me? I have a daughter coming on the 29th of this month.

"But I knew it was real so I just pulled him down". "I'm here for a reason".

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