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He survived the Thousand Oaks shooting and the Las Vegas massacre

After Thousand Oaks mass shooting claims at least 12 victims relatives search for loved ones whose voices have gone silent Twelve Dead After Mass Shooting At California Bar's College Student Night
Deanna Wagner | 10 November, 2018, 19:46

It had been several hours since shots broke out at the Borderline Bar & Grill late Wednesday night.

Jason Coffman holds up his phone, showing a photo his 22-year-old son Cody, who died after a gunman opened fire on a bar in Thousand Oaks and killed 12 people on November 7, 2018.

One of the victims survived last year's massacre at a concert in Las Vegas - the worst in modern American history. "He was so excited to have his first sister, and now she'll never know".

"This really hits home for me".

"They knew they had to take action and they went in and did what they had to do", the sheriff said. Cody. Only he and I know how much I love, how much I miss", he told reporters during a press conference, "Oh son, I love you so much.

"I am in the dark right now, and it's actually tearing me up", he said.

A former US Marine who killed 12 people in a bar posted on social media during the attack.

Officials from the Ventura County sheriff's department identified 28-year-old Ian David Long as the shooter and said he likely died by suicide.

She said Long was so angry that she feared he would return to kill her and broke down when recalling her reaction to finding out he was behind the mass shooting.

"307 mass shootings in America this year there's only been 312 days", Hogg tweeted on Friday. An attack October 27 at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed 11 people.

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"This is going to be an absolutely heart-wrenching time for me and my family", Coffman said. The group defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are wounded or killed by gunfire, not including the shooter.

The more commonly accepted Federal Bureau of Investigation definition is "active shooter incidents and mass killings (defined by the law as three or more people) in public places".

"It doesn't get easier to hear, but it gets more normalized". "I pushed him off me and I said, 'Stop! Not just here - the grocery store, the mall".

A second law enforcement official, Ventura County Sheriff's Captain Garo Kuredjian, said that - based on time stamps - the gunman apparently stopped shooting inside the bar and posted to Instagram.

A woman who fled the Borderline Bar and Grill is hugged by relatives in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Nov. 8, 2018. "No more guns!" Orfanos said in an interview.

Jake Dunham's mother said despite her son's struggle in life with hemophilia and blindness in one eye, "he did everything to the fullest".

Grace Fisher is a mom who is fearful for her three children. "And the biggest in the gun world is the NRA", he said.

"It's not moving now - that's the problem", Coffman said.

Other patrons smashed through a window and helped people flee through it.

"Parents and teachers now have to have these conversations with kids who are in school. And you wonder why these keep happening".