On Wednesday night, a gunman identified as a 28-year-old Marine veteran entered the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, and murdered 12 people with a handgun before apparently shooting himself. Here’s a list of his 12 victims:
1. Telemachus Orfanos, 27
Orfanos, who served two and a half years in the Navy, had survived the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
2. Daniel Manrique, 33
Manrique was a Marine Corps veteran who returned from duty in Afghanistan in 2007. He was at Borderline in his professional capacity with an organization to help fellow vets with PTSD and other issues readjusting to civilian life, says friend Sara Bergeron. “The shooter killed someone who could have been his lifeline.”
3. Ron Helus, 54
A sergeant and 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Helus was one of the first two officers to arrive at the scene. He was set to retire next year.
4. Justin Meek, 23
Meek was working there as a security guard Wednesday night. He died trying to save patrons.
5. Alaina Housley, 18
Houseley was a Pepperdine University student.
6. Cody Coffman, 22
Coffman was a Little League coach who was in the process of joining the Army.
7. Noel Sparks, 21
Sparks was a student at Moorpark College.
8. Kristina Morisette, 20
Morisette worked at the front desk at Borderline.
9. Sean Adler, 48
Adler had recently opened a coffee roasting business and was working as a bouncer at Borderline on Wednesday night.
10. Mark Meza, 20
Meza would have turned 21 this month. His family requested privacy.
11. Blake Dingman, 21 and 12. Jake Dunham
Dingman and Dunham were friends and avid off-roaders who grew up in Newbury Park.
To put the shooting in context, this was the 307th mass shooting of 2018, according to CBS News. Peter Weber
If mass shootings are defined as incidents with four or more victims, then the attack at the Borderline Bar and Grill is the 307th mass shooting in 2018. “Let that number sink in,” @JimAxelrod says. “307.” https://t.co/bKNph69ECD pic.twitter.com/6ZRmqrE2rB
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 9, 2018