1 Oct. survivors attend Healing Garden vigil for victims of Thousand Oaks shooting

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Survivors of the Las Vegas shooting gathered Friday night at the Healing Garden to remember those killed in Thousand Oaks, California this week. 

“Just to know that it can happen more than once to you, it’s very scary,” said Route 91 survivor Kimberly King. 

Stacie Armentrout organized Friday night’s vigil to remember the victims of the Borderline Bar shooting. 

“It’s okay not to be okay. It’s okay to be upset,” said Armentrout. 

Telemecus Orfanos, 27, was one of 12 people killed in the shooting on Wednesday. He too was a 1 October survivor.

“I just thought that it was necessary especially because one of our Route 91 family passed away in this and it’s just very unfortunate,” King said through tears.

Orfanos was a Navy vet. 

“He helped so many people at Route 91,” Armentrout said. 

On Friday, two eight-foot long banners were placed inside of the Clark County Government Center for the community to sign.

They will be sent to the survivors of the Thousand Oaks shooting. 

“We just want to be here and support them just as much as they supported us,” said William King. 

The words ‘Las Vegas and Clark County love and support Thousand Oaks’ is written on the banner. 

“I know it’s an uphill battle.  All I can say is we’re here for them, for everyone, that’s affected,” King said. “We’re all in this together. All human, and that’s what it comes down to. We’re just human.”

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