The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, who also died in the attack.
"Here are my words: I want gun control", Schmidt-Orfanos said as she shook with grief.
On Wednesday night, the former machine gunner, dressed all in black with his hood pulled up, opened fire with a handgun at the Borderline Bar & Grill during college night, then apparently killed himself as scores of police officers closed in.
They include Sheriff's Sergeant Ron Helus, who was first on the scene, Cody Coffman, 22, Alaina Housley, 18, Justin Meeks, 23, Noel Sparks and Dan Manrique.More news: Kuchar leads in Playa del Carmen, but Champ lurks
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said Long shot a security guard standing outside before entering the bar and firing on other staff.
Witnesses said that the gunman threw several smoke grenades before he started shooting at around 11.20pm on Wednesday night (3.20pm yesterday, Singapore time), reported AFP. In April, officers responded to a disturbance at Long's home. "Acting a little irrationally", he said. California's "5150" mental health detention law allows for the temporary detention of people with psychiatric issues. "If he talks, just acknowledge him, don't go into conversation with him, '" Don MacLeod said Thursday. "It must have been awful". No motive has been given for the shooting.
Kelly said living through Vegas changed his life and doesn't know how a second mass shooting will affect him down the road.
Long's friends say he was a frequent visitor at the bar for years and that he liked going there.
Matt Wennerstrom, who like Knapp is a Borderline regular, was there with friends when he heard what he called the unmistakable sound of gunfire.More news: Prima Games is shutting down after 28 years
Dominique Colell, who coached girls' track and field at the high school where Long was a sprinter, remembers an angry young man who could be verbally and physically combative. "He was the one student athlete I had that I was actually scared of".
Long attacked her during a dispute over a cellphone, Colell said.
"It's devastating. It's like 'welcome to hell, '" resident Cynthia Ball said about the dual disasters while she was outside the teen center serving as a shelter for evacuees. 'The windows broke and I just hopped out the window and I was one of the last people out, ' Campbell said. "You know you can't do that!'" Instead, she wants action.
"I literally feared for myself around him", Colell said in an interview.
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And in his yearbook, Long noted one goal to aspire to after baseball.