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.
@pepperdine STATEMENT (1/2): The University has received reports that several Pepperdine students were at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks this evening when a gunman reportedly entered the location and began shooting. At this time, the University is working to identify
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.
I have ordered the flags to half-staff until sunset on November 10 as a mark of respect for and in remembrance of the victims in Thousand Oaks, California. On behalf of all Nevadans, Lauralyn and I send our deepest sympathies to those affected.