Rams' Andrew Whitworth donating paycheck to Thousand Oaks victims

Henrietta Strickland
November 12, 2018

But a mental health specialist who assessed Long after sheriff's deputies responded to a call about his agitated behavior last spring anxious he might be suffering from PTSD. "What I saw and experienced at Route 91 reaffirmed that I want to be a firefighter", he said. "I don't want thoughts", she pleaded emphatically. "I want gun control, and I hope to God nobody else sends me any more prayers".

Susan Orfanos has made an emotional appeal for gun control legislation in the aftermath of her son's death.

Helus and another officer exchanged gunfire with Long, he said, and the sergeant was shot "several times".

The shooting occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill, a popular hangout with students from California Lutheran University.

Dean said Long was armed with a single handgun, a.45 caliber Glock 21, which he purchased legally.

The extended magazine Long allegedly used can not be legally purchased in California under a 2000 law.

In April, Champion spoke about surviving the Las Vegas shooting in an interview with Billboard Magazine. He regularly worked as a security guard at the bar but was just enjoying a night out on Wednesday, his friend Marybeth Schroeder told HuffPost.

Julie Hanson, who lives next door to the ranch-style home that Long shared with his mother, described him as "odd" and "disrespectful" well before he left home a decade ago, got married and enlisted in the Marines.

Another witness of the California shooting, Brendan Kelly, also said he was at the Las Vegas massacre. "And he didn't come last night", she told the Times. "I love you. I'll talk to you later'".

Orfanos served as a sonar technician surface seaman from June 2011 until December 2013, according to his official Navy record.

The shooting had a profound affect on the L.A. Rams organization, in part due to the fact the team's practice facility is in Thousand Oaks, just miles from Borderline Bar.

A woman who fled the Borderline Bar and Grill is hugged by relatives in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Nov. 8, 2018.

It comes nearly one year after 58 people were shot dead at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

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