Some Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting Survivors Lived Through Las Vegas Massacre

Not many people can say they've survived two mass shootings in a lifetime.

Security patrol after a gunman opened fire at a Thousand Oaks bar packed with hundreds of people attending a popular event for college students. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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“A lot of people” who went to, and survived, the mass shooting at last October’s Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas are also patrons of the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

One former concertgoer who works at the local country music-playing bar was lucky enough to walk out of both horrific sprees alive.

“A lot of people in the Route 91 situation go here,” a friend of the unidentified woman, Chandler Gunn, told The Los Angeles Times, referring to the 2017 shooting that claimed 58 lives. “There’s people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there’s people that have seen it twice.”

Gunn said he was able to speak to his friend, who told him the gunman threw tear gas into the bar when he entered and that she was able to escape through the back door.

The Borderline Bar was hosting its weekly “College Country Night” on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire, killing at least 11 people.

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