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Telemachus Orfanos

THOUSAND OAKS, California (FOX5/KTVU/AP) - Family said Telemachus Orfanos, who survived the 1 October shooting in Las Vegas, was killed in the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday night, according to FOX11 News in Los Angeles. 

A 1 October survivor's group, the Route 91 Family also confirmed Orfanos, one of their own, had died in Wednesday's shooting. 

When the gunfire ended Wednesday night, 12 people were dead and suspect David Long was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officials said five off-duty officers were inside Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks when gunfire erupted and helped get people to safety.

FOX11 reported that Orfanos, 27, was a U.S. Navy veteran with a thick beard, an easy smile and a gladiator helmet tattoo. His friends called him "Tel."

"Here are my words: I want gun control," his mother, Susan Schmidt-Orfanos said, her voice shaking with grief and rage after learning her son was killed. "I don't want prayers. I don't want thoughts," she told FOX11.

She said wants Congress to "pass gun control so no one else has a child that doesn't come home."

Photos on Orfanos' Facebook page show the former Eagle Scout with friends at ballgames or at work. Some photos are embellished with patriotic graphics and another marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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California Bar Shooting

People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night." 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said Thursday that the two officers from the city of Oxnard and three from Los Angeles "assisted in evacuating those that were injured" and helped prevent others from being hurt.

Authorities have not determined a motive.

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