At least 11 people were injured after a gunman forced his way into a popular local bar and opened fire, according to police attending the scene in Thousand Oaks, California, officials say.
Holden Harrah, who witnessed the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill, said he was inside the bar with friends, something he does every week.
“I’ve been coming there for about six months. It’s just a place you go to hang out with friends, just have fun as young adults,”.
“A gentleman, who walked in through the front door, shot the girl that was right behind the counter,” he added.
“Multiple assets from the ATF Los Angeles Field Division have responded to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks,” California, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, via Twitter.
Ventura County Star reporter Jeremy Childs arrived at the scene shortly after a shooter opened fire on Wednesday night.
Childs told: “When I arrived at the scene I saw lots of sheriff vehicles and a few paramedics. Helicopters could be heard overhead. I saw some tearful reunions among those presumably at Borderline or who knew them at Borderline. Then I joined the press area. It was a mix of press and bleary-eyed loved ones.”
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Garo Kuredjian updated the number of people injured during a press conference a few moments ago.
Earlier in the same press conference, he told reporters that six people had been shot, including a deputy.