Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California

Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California

Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California

A witness told KABC-TV that there were many young people "having a great time" in the bar when a man entered and "started shooting".

USA fire department officials have reported multiple injuries in a shooting at a bar and dance hall in southern California.

Police reported that a California Highway Patrol officer had engaged a suspect.

A sheriff's captain says at least six people were shot late Wednesday when a suspect opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar.

Thousand Oaks a wealthy city in Ventura County and is one of the safest cities in the USA based on Federal Bureau of Investigation data.

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

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

"He shot a lot, at least 30 times".

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

'He threw in smoke bombs and he kept firing.

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The gunman was still believed to be inside the bar an hour later, according to a police official.

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

Witnesses said they had spoken to friends who escaped the shooting, which took place during a popular student night at the bar.

Authorities urged the public to avoid the area.

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