Orfanos was a graduate of Thousand Oaks High School and later joined the US Navy, where he served for two and a half years.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, local man Chandler Gunn, 23, said that numerous people who attended the bar's event had also survived last year's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, which killed 58 people. While the others became two-time survivors, Orfanos died. Many people walked past TV cameras with blank stares or tears in their eyes.
A short time later, just before 10 a.m., he received the news he said would forever change his life. Orfanos liked to focus on the positive.
"Somebody has missed something here", she said. "I don't want thoughts", she pleaded emphatically.
'I want gun control. He chose to enroll in athletic training at California State University at Northridge. "It's hard to sleep after these kinds of things". "You just don't know how to feel".
"He started shooting at the dance floor, walking towards the DJ booth to the upper level and there was the lower level where the dance floor is and he was shooting down on the dance floor", he said. "The second time around doesn't get any easier".
Reports said there were around a 100 patrons inside the nightclub when the shooting began.
"The chills go up your spine. He didn't think it was real", Tim Dominguez said. Two of his friends were among those killed. Then he got a look at the shooter and the terror unfolding and decided they needed to escape.
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Kelly said he dragged one woman out a back emergency exit and then, using his belt, T-shirt and Marine training, applied a tourniquet to his friend's bleeding arm.
The first victim of the shooting at the bar in Thousands Oaks has been identified as Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus. The Last Vegas shooter targeted a crowd of country music fans gathered for the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
"We just learned that our niece Alaina was one of the victims of last night's shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks".
"It is our home", he said.
The dead from the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday, Nov. 7, included 11 people inside the bar and a sheriff's sergeant who was the first officer inside the door, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.
"This is not going to be easy for our family for a very long time", he said. "Everywhere I go, everything I do is affected", he said. You're always picking up on social cues. "It's a place that you go to have fun and you make memories and this frickin' ruined it, sadly". Kelly said he'll be looking to God for comfort in the coming weeks and months.
But neighbors reported hearing frequent loud fights between Ian David Long and his mother, one of them so extreme they called police in April, and authorities at the time anxious that the war veteran might have post-traumatic stress disorder, though a mental health specialist concluded there were no grounds to have him involuntarily committed.