Thousand Oaks shooting: At least 11 shot by ‘active shooter’ in California bar

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Thousand Oaks shooting: At least 11 shot by ‘active shooter’ in California bar

PTI

First reports of shots fired came around 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, a sheriff’s spokesman said

A sheriff’s captain says at least 11 people were shot late on Wednesday when a suspect opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said at a news conference early on Thursday that a sheriff’s deputy was also shot and taken to a hospital. He could not immediately provide information on the extent of the victims’ injuries.

The sheriff’s spokesman says 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.

He said responding deputies could hear gunshots as they arrived on scene.

Authorities are still treating it as an active shooter scene.

No other information was immediately available.

Authorities say there were multiple injuries — including one officer — after a man opened fire in Southern California bar late on Wednesday.

Police tell the Ventura County Star that the initial report came around 11:20 p.m. that a man opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. The extent of the victims’ injuries wasn’t immediately known.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said late on Wednesday that it was still “a very active scene.” Witnesses tell ABC News that a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and starting to fire again.

Police tell the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired.

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