Luck dies for Vegas survivor
LOS ANGELES: Telemachus Orfanos, known to his friends as Tel, was lucky to survive America’s worst mass shooting in November 2017 when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas.
But Tel Organos’ luck ran out at the Borderline Bar when he became involved in another mass shooting — and this one claimed his life. Speaking to reporters after hearing of her son’s death, a heartbroken Su san Schmidt- Orfanos called for gun cont trol.
“My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home,” she said. “He didn’t come home last night and I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control and I hope to god nobody else sends me anymore prayers.
“I want gun control. No more guns.”
Like Mr Orfanos and several others at the bar, Brendan Kelly is a survivor of last year’s massacre in Las Vegas, in which 58 people died.
Mr Kelly, 22, said that he was dancing with friends when the gunfire started. He was able to escape out the back with friends.
He said God will never give him more than he can handle and that he’s “here for a reason’’.
The 18-year-old niece of actor Tamera Mowry-Housley was among those killed in the bar shooting.
The Sister Sister star and her husband confirmed Alaina Housley died in the massacre, saying their “hearts are broken” and that they are “devastated that her life was cut short in this manner”.
Earlier, Mowry-Housley had appealed for information from her millions of Instagram followers. The family were first alerted Alaina might be in trouble when her roommate tweeted she was still missing.