At least 11 reported wounded as man fires into crowded California bar

AFP
Published Nov 8, 2018, 2:24 pm IST
Updated Nov 8, 2018, 4:47 pm IST
Authorities say multiple people were injured in the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Southern California.
A man, who said he was in the bar, told ABC news that he saw a man shoot into the crowd. (Photo: AP)
 A man, who said he was in the bar, told ABC news that he saw a man shoot into the crowd. (Photo: AP)

Thousand Oaks: A gunman barged into a large, crowded Los Angeles-area country music bar and dance hall and opened fire late Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the sheriff's office said.

The venue was hosting an event for college students and possibly several hundred young people were inside, said Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office. 

 

He said around 0915 GMT that the shooter was still confined inside the premises, adding he did not know if the shooter had been subdued or shot. 

Police who responded to reports of a shooting rushed to the scene and engaged the gunman, said Kuredjian. A deputy sheriff is among the 11 people shot. 

The incident happened at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, a quiet, upscale residential suburb of Los Angeles. 

The Los Angeles Times quoted a law enforcement official as saying at least 30 shots had been fired. An unnamed witness told the newspaper that someone ran into the bar around 11:30 pm and started shooting what looked to be a black pistol. 

"He shot a lot, at least 30 times. I could still hear gunshots after everyone left," the Times quoted the man as saying.

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