The fatal shooting of 13 people that shocked residents of Thousand Oaks, one of the safest cities in the United States, also inspired hundreds of people to stand for hours November 8 in the suburban community to donate blood for the victims.
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The blood drive at a Catholic high school drew a line of at least 400 people waiting to get inside a single trailer where they would have their blood drawn.
Officials had called on people to donate blood after the shooting to help the injured, and many Southern California residents flooded the blood drive, which had been scheduled before the shooting occurred.
On a normal day the blood drive might receive less than 60 people, school officials said.
At one point, an organizer came out to tell people standing in line that the blood drive would end in a few hours and that anyone still in line at that point would need to come back tomorrow if they wanted to donate.
A blood drive in Thousand Oaks is overwhelmed with hundreds of donors after a mass shooting leaves 13 dead.