1 October survivors also at bar during Thousand Oaks shooting

Local survivors react to California shooting

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - At least 12 people are dead, including a sheriff's deputy, after a shooting at a country bar in Thousand Oaks, California. 

The bar was holding an event for college students when the shooting happened.  

RELATED: 13 people killed including shooter in California bar shooting 

According to police, the gunman is dead.  

The shooting at the popular country bar comes just over a year after 58 people were killed at a country music festival in Las Vegas.  

According to the LA Times, some people inside the Thousand Oaks bar survived the 1 October shooting. 

“A lot of people in the Route 91 situation go here,” one survivor told the LA Times. “There’s people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there’s people that have seen it twice.” 

In Las Vegas, memories of 1 October resurfaced for the family of victims and the survivors.

Survivor Christine Caria says it's like living what happened all over again.

Caria says a friend she made through a Route 91 Survivors group lives in California and frequents Borderline.

Caria says she doesn't know where people can be safe anymore. 

“America is suppose to be the land of the free, our soldiers die for that, but I don’t feel free. I feel terrorized like I can’t go anywhere without the fear of being shot at.”

Caria adds that the best way for the survivors to move forward is to join as one family.

“To obviously be together and try to focus on the light and the humanity and the love. Being with loved ones and cherishing every second because honestly you never know.”

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered flags to half-staff until sunset on Nov. 10 in remembrance of the victims. 

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