Published: Thu, November 08, 2018

'Half a dozen' injured in shooting at California bar

'Half a dozen' injured in shooting at California bar

Information on the extent of the victims' injuries has not yet been released.

The sheriff's spokesman says the first reports of shots fired came around 11:20 p.m. local time at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 64 kilometres west of Los Angeles.

"I can confirm this is a very active scene".

The Los Angeles Times reports an event for college students was due to be held at the venue tonight.

"The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place", a different witness told KABC.

Patrons were seen being led out of the bar by deputies. The security guard was dead and the man had a handgun.

A witness told ABC7: 'I was at the front door talking to my stepdad.

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

He said the gunman had a beard, wore a hat, had a black jacket and may have had glasses.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Captain Garo Kuredjian said it is "still an active scene".

A police helicopter swirled overhead and officers surrounded the area with cars.

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

It is thought the gunman may still be at large and at least police officer is injured.

"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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