Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Eric Buschow says the gunman is dead inside a Southern California bar where 11 people were injured late Wednesday. Authorities say a responding deputy was shot and taken to a hospital. No other information on the victims was immediately known.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said the first reports of shots fired came around 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.
The bar’s website says its hosts “College Country Night” every Wednesday. Police said hundreds were inside when the shooting occurred.
Police are responding to reports of a mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Police say at least six people, including one officer, were injured when gunfire broke out the Borderline Bar and Grill at about 23:20 local time on Wednesday.
This is a developing story.
The Guardian reports at least six people were shot and injured when a gunman opened fire in a crowded country and western bar in southern California, police have said.
Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura county sheriff’s office said the extent of their injuries was unknown.
At least 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.
Witnesses say a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs into the crowded bar.
Authorities are still treating it as active shooter scene and have urged the public to avoid the area.