November 17th, 2018

A year apart, some country music fans face 2 mass shootings

By Kathleen Ronayne And Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press on November 9, 2018.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly found himself in a terrifyingly familiar scene.

Kelly says he was dancing with friends at a bar in suburban Los Angeles on Wednesday night when bullets began flying.

Twelve people were killed, including a Navy veteran who had lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history a year ago.

Kelly said Thursday that he heard “pop, pop” and instantly knew it was gunfire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

The 22-year-old Marine says he dragged a woman out an emergency exit and applied a tourniquet to his friend’s bleeding arm.

In Vegas, where 58 people died, Kelly said he threw a friend to the ground before helping her escape.

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