It is the irony and fate at their cruellest that led to the death of the man who survived the Las Vegas shooting.
Telemachus Orfanos, 27, died alongside 11 others when a man opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, north-west of Los Angeles.
He was among the fortunate survivors of the shootout in Las Vegas last year where when a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas.
“My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night,” his mother told ABC News.
“I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts, I want gun control”, she said.
“It’s particularly ironic that after surviving the worst mass shooting in modern history, he went on to be killed in his hometown,” his father told the Ventura County Star.
Orfanos graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 2009 and spent 2.5 years in the U.S. Navy.
He visited the bar to meet his friends for dinner, according to USA Today.
Many of the victims who survived the Las Vegas shooting last year were present in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.