Thousand Oaks Shooting Had Route 91 Survivors Inside Nightclub, Say Friends

People inside the Borderline nightclub in Thousand Oaks—where a gunman opened fire late Wednesday night—were survivors of the Route 91 mass shooting in Las Vegas last year, according to their friends. At least 12 people were killed at the nightclub and officials confirmed the shooter is dead as well. “A lot of people in the Route 91 situation go here,” said Chandler Gunn, 23, who went to the bar after the shooting, knowing some of his friends were inside. “There’s people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there’s people that have seen it twice.” The Route 91 Harvest music festival was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, when a gunman killed 58 people and wounded hundreds along the Las Vegas Strip. Savannah Stafseth, who was on the patio outside the nightclub when the shooting began Wednesday, said: “All these people after Route 91. It’s not fair.” Carl Edgar said about 20 of his friends were inside the bar during the shooting, adding: “A lot of my friends survived Route 91. If they survived that, they’ll survive this.”