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US: Mass shooting reported at Southern California bar; 6 injured

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At least six people were injured including a deputy sheriff in a shooting at a bar in southern California in the United States (US).

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Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said at a news conference on Thursday early morning said that the reports of shots fired came around 11:20 pm at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.

He further said that a deputy sheriff was also shot along with others and taken to a hospital. However, he could not immediately provide information on the extent of the victims’ injuries. Garo Kuredjian further noted that at least 30 shots were fired.

Police also said it was an ongoing incident with an active shooter on spot. In a tweet, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said, “#OaksInc: Ongoing active shooter incident reported at Borderline in @CityofTO. Please stay away from area. Active law enforcement incident. Multiple injuries reported. Details still being determined. Multiple ambulances requested.”

According to the eye witnesses, a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and starting to fire again. Meanwhile, the authorities have urged the public to avoid the area.

More details awaited. 

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