A gunman has opened fire at a bar in the city of Thousand Oaks,
Some reports claimed there may be ‘dozens’ of victims including a police officer after the shooter stormed in armed with guns and smoke grenades.
The shooter is thought to still be at large after opening fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill.
Police respond after a gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks, California
A Ventura County Sheriff’s Office official said approximately 30 shots had been fired inside the building.
People are said to be hiding from the shooter in bathrooms and attic spaces, while others who managed to escape fled to nearby gas stations for medical help, reports claim.
It’s thought that a man opened fire at the bar with a semi-automatic gun at about 11.20pm.
A witness said: ‘I was at the front door talking to my stepdad. I heard these big pops.
‘There were three or four and I hit the ground. The security guard was dead and the man had a handgun.
‘He threw in smoke bombs and he kept firing. People threw chairs out of the windows to try to get away.
‘The gunman had glasses and a black jacket. He had a big hand gun.’
Another witness said: ‘This maniac came in. Threw in smoke to confuse people and opened fire on the dancefloor. He’s taken many young lives’.