These Are the 12 Victims of the Thousand Oaks, Calif., Shooting
On Wednesday night (Nov. 7), a lone gunman walked into the Borderline Bar & Grill, a country bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and killed 12 people. The venue was hosting "college country night" that evening, so many of the victims are college students or recent graduates. Two were employed at Borderline; one was a first responder who went into the building to stop the shooter.
Some of those in attendance at the Borderline Bar & Grill were also at the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in October 2017, during which 58 people died when a gunman opened fire on the crowd from the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. One of those people was 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, who was killed on Wednesday night.
Flip through the photo gallery below to learn more about each of the 12 victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting.
According to its website, the Borderline Bar & Grill is "Ventura County's Largest Country Dance Hall & Live Music Venue." Borderline has been open since the late 1980s, when it was located in Malibu, Calif.; it moved to Thousand Oaks in 1993. Artists such as Lee Brice, Tyler Farr and more have performed at Borderline over the years.
Thousand Oaks is located about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, and was recently ranked as the third-safest city in the United States by Niche.com, which analyzes "crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary and other crime statistics by city ... based on data from the FBI and U.S. Census."
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