Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Multiple people injured at California bar

08 November, 2018, 11:23 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • MANHUNT It is thought the gunman may still be at large

Ventura County Fire Department said there was an "ongoing active shooter incident" reported at Borderline bar and grill.

It's thought that a man opened fire at the bar with a semi-automatic gun at about 11.20pm.

A gunman has opened fire at a country music bar in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, injuring multiple people.

One witness said there were multiple shots fired inside the bar.

A trail of blood was visible on the street at the entrance of the venue.

The attack has been upgraded to a level 2 mass casualty incident indicating that there are between 10 to 20 injured victims.

Firefighters and first responders have arrived on scene and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office is working to secure the scene.

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Authorities urged the public to avoid the area.

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

There were reports of more gunfire as officers responded.

They said that soon after the gunman opened fire, victims were running to a nearby petrol station to get help.

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

The suspect reportedly threw smoke bombs inside the bar. An event aimed at university students was scheduled to take place this evening.

Authorities are still treating it as an active shooter scene.

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