Orfanos, who served in the Navy, attended the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas past year, where a gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel in the worst mass shooting in USA history.
Twelve people were killed including Ventura County sheriff's Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran nearing retirement who responded to reports of shots fired and was gunned down as he entered the bar. "It's a big thing for us".
"We did just get the news that he was one of the 11 that was hit and killed last night", James Coffman said.
President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he has been "fully briefed on the bad shooting". After firing about 10 to 15 rounds, the shooter stopped; Anderson saw an opportunity, grabbed his friend and ran toward the patio.
FILE - Law enforcement officers salute the hearse carrying the body of Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, who was shot and killed in a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. "It's just unreal", his friend Aliza Thomas said Friday.
Country music prides itself on being the most accessible and familial genre, where superstars are expected to treat fans like friends. In social media posts, Molly Mauer said she was at Borderline and also survived Vegas.
More than 2,000 mourners came together at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, holding candles to pay their respects. "I don't want thoughts". Associated Press writers Rebecca Boone in Boise, Idaho, and Christopher Weber in Thousand Oaks, contributed. "I don't know what this dude was thinking, just that he was crazed".
Condolences streamed in from singers all across the genre, including Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Zac Brown Band, Cassadee Pope and Morgan Wallen.
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Last year, a country music festival in Las Vegas was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It was a stark reminder of how much people in the industry dislike discussing current events.
Speaking through tears, Mr Coffman said: "I talked to him last night, before he headed out the door". "And their publicists have all said, 'Don't talk about it".
Trump has closely aligned himself with the powerful gun lobbying group, the National Rifle Association, and has resisted calls for tougher firearms measures. But earlier this year, after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Rolling Stone reported that NRA Country, the "lifestyle arm" of the NRA, revamped its website and removed all country singers previously affiliated with the brand. He declined to engage in questions on whether the nation needs stricter gun control laws. Maryland natives Brothers Osborne played a Democratic fundraiser for Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean. Kuredjian said he didn't know the content of any posts. "I blame the lobbyists".
Now, Susan Orfanos says, it's time for America to do something about gun control.
"Hope has sustained communities, very much like Thousand Oaks, through the exact same triages of mass shootings", said Andy Fox, the city's outgoing mayor.
"It's a gun culture", he said.
Roseanne Cash, who wrote an op-ed a year ago calling for country singers to "stand up" to the NRA, also weighed in.
An emergency information hotline has been set up to help locate people involved in the shooting at 805-465-6650. "We can't go on like this".