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Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Multiple people injured at California bar

Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Multiple people injured at California bar”

It has not yet been revealed the extent of the injuries.

It has been "quite some time" since there was a shooting of any kind in Thousand Oaks, a city of about 130,000 people about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Los Angeles, just across the county line.

"He shot a lot, at least 30 times".

'He threw in smoke bombs and he kept firing.

Terrified people hid under tables and others smashed windows open with chairs to escape.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Captain Garo Kuredjian said at a news conference early on Thursday that the sheriff's deputy was also among the injured and has been taken to a hospital.

Police have described it as a "mass casualty incident" and helicopters are swirling overhead.

A SWAT team have been pictured surrounding the venue in their formations.

Police reported that a California Highway Patrol officer had engaged a suspect.

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

Victims rant to a nearby petrol station to get medical help.

An unnamed witness told the newspaper that someone ran into the bar around 11.30pm (local time) and started shooting what looked to be a black pistol.

"With over 2,500 square feet of wide open dance floor, Borderline has provided a haven for country line dancing folks of all ages equiped with pool tables", the website said.



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