People Injured, Deputy Shot At Bar In Thousand Oaks

Blanche Robertson
November 8, 2018

Police told the Los Angeles Times at least 30 shots were fired. I look up - the security guard is dead.

"The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place", a different witness told KABC.

He could not immediately provide information on the extent of the victims' injuries.

He said the gunman had a beard, wore a hat, had a black jacket and may have had glasses.

Terrified people hid under tables and others smashed windows open with chairs to escape.

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

SWAT teams have been pictured trying to surround the restaurant.

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

There were reports of more gunfire as officers responded.

Firefighters and first responders have arrived on scene and the Ventura County Sheriff's Office is working to secure the scene.

Witnesses told The LA Times someone ran into the bar about 11.30pm, United States time, and started firing what appeared to be a black pistol.

Borderline, which bills itself as the "biggest dance floor in town", had been hosting an event called "College Country Night" when the shooting occurred.

Borderline is a country music bar that hosts live music events.

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