Multiple people wounded in shooting at Thousand Oaks bar

Mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks CA dozens reportedly injured incl police officer

A local news website, Ventura Country Star, reported that the shooting took place at a pub called Borderline Bar & Grill in the Californian city of Thousand Oaks.

The Los Angeles Times quoted a law enforcement official as saying at least 30 shots had been fired and that there were casualties.

Deputies believed that the shooter was inside the bar, which was surrounded.

"The gunman used an automatic weapon and also threw in some sort of smoke bombs in to the crowd in the club", he said.

CNN spoke to one woman who says her son dragged his wounded girlfriend outside to safety.

There's no threat to the general public outside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, police said in a press conference at the scene. The number of people injured is likely to rise, he said, as many victims transported themselves to area hospitals and emergency rooms with injuries.

Social media reports claim the suspect shot a security guard before entering the building and throwing smoke grenades before firing more shots.

Kuredjian said at around 0915 GMT (5pm Singapore time) that the shooter was still confined inside the premises, adding that he did not know if he had been subdued or shot.

The Los Angeles Times reports an event for college students was due to be held at the venue tonight. He said responding deputies could hear gunshots as they arrived on scene.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Patrons were seen being led out of the bar by deputies.

A man who says he was in the bar tells ABC news reports that he saw a man shoot into the crowd.

Pictures and video footage show firefighters and first responders flooding the scene after multiple injuries were reported.

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