As details emerged on the California bar shooting that left 12 dead Wednesday night, a father mourned the loss of his 22-year-old son, remembering him as a loving man who is deeply missed.
A law enforcement official said Ian David Long wrote on social media ad he shot people at Borderline Bar and Grill in LA. He's pictured (right) in a photo supplied by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
According to the Pentagon, Long served in the Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013 and was a machine gunner. However, "our crisis intervention team, our mental health specialists who met with him, talked to him, and cleared him".
The motive for the rampage late Wednesday night was under investigation.
"(He) said to her, 'Hey I got to go handle a call.
Dallas Knapp was in the Borderline Bar and Grill when suspect Ian David Long entered and opened fire, killing 12 people.
The patrolman dragged his injured colleague out, but he died the following morning in a Californian hospital.
Telemachus "Tel" Orfanos, 27, escaped the deadliest mass shooting in USA history only to be killed by a fellow veteran at a bar in his hometown Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Wednesday. "I don't want prayers, I don't want thoughts, I want gun control and I hope to God nobody else sends me more prayers".
As news cameras rolled, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos - the mother of 27-year-old Telemachus "Tel" Orfanos - exclaimed that she does not want sympathy, she wants "gun control".
"Sgt Helus was having a conversation with his wife, as he does several times during the shift, and said to her, "Hey I've got to go and handle a call, I love you", he said, according to The Mirror.
Offering a horrifying illustration of just how pervasive gun violence is in America, Susan Orfanos said her son survived the Las Vegas festival shooting last October that left over 50 people dead-making it the deadlist mass shooting in modern us history. "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".
Trump touted his efforts to fund PTSD among veterans. He declined to engage in questions on whether the nation needs stricter gun control laws.
"I was concerned because I knew he had been in the military", Tom Hanson said.
People gather to pray for the victims of the mass shooting during a candlelight vigil in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. Gunshots were heard even as officers were responding to the incident.
Kelly said living through Vegas changed his life and doesn't know how a second mass shooting will affect him down the road.
"But I knew it was real so I just pulled him down".
"It was this country strong family that it was just a regular thing and we were there to have fun and have a good time", he said.
Thousand Oaks is a city of about 130,000 people about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Los Angeles.
"Tonight Thousand Oaks takes its place with those cities, who in order to move forward will rely on hope. we are Thousand Oaks strong".
The venue in the quiet, upscale Thousand Oaks suburb was hosting an event for college students, with several hundred young people in attendance.