California mass shooter posted to social media during bar rampage

Hannah Rogers
November 10, 2018

Orfanos, who served in the Navy, attended the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas a year ago, where a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel in the worst mass shooting in USA history.

Investigators believe Long used a legally purchased.45-caliber Glock 21 with an extended magazine during the shooting, and they're trying to figure out why he did it. Authorities said it's unclear what his motive was. "We're sending you our best strength we can out in California".

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, the sheriff said.

In those posts, the individual said he hopes that people call him insane and he mocked those who often offer "thoughts and prayers" after an incident takes place.

Among the 12 victims are Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the force who was the first to arrive on the scene, as well as actress Tamera Mowry-Housley's niece, 18-year-old Pepperdine student Alaina Housley.

David Anderson, a 23-year-old from Newbury Park, California, attended the Route 91 festival and was on the side of the stage closest to the Mandalay Bay hotel as the shooting began. Around 15 people, including several who were hurt "jumping out of windows, diving under tables", were also injured, he added. Some say it's too early or too disrespectful to the families of the victims. On Oct. 27, a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. He was described to be a bearded man wearing a black jacket, hat, and glasses. "I could still hear gunshots after everyone left", the Los Angeles Times quoted an unnamed witness as saying. "The second time around doesn't get any easier".

Before SWAT teams entered the building, Long took his own life in an office inside.

A sheriff's captain says at least six people were shot late Wednesday when a suspect opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar. "If he talks, just acknowledge him, don't go into conversation with him, '" Don MacLeod said. And this maniac came in and started shooting at people.

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His father, Jason Coffman, said: "I talked to him last night, before he headed out the door".

A law enforcement motorcade escorts the body of Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt Ron Helus.

The video follows Knapp as he runs from the bar, calling to people to get away from the area.

'He reloaded and then just kept on popping them off, ' said Tim, John's stepdad. Right now - so that no one else goes through this.

A high school track coach said she was afraid of Long as a student.

He said a highway patrol officer who happened to be pulling someone over was nearby.

"He's a tactician so I have no doubt he employed the best tactics possible", he said. "It looked like he knew what he was doing".

Like a number of the regular patrons at the Borderline Bar and Grill, Kelly is also a survivor of last year's deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

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