At least 11 people have been injured and one killed after a gunman opened fire at a college bar in southern California, police say. 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. Witnesses say the shooter stormed the venue wearing a black trench coat, armed with guns and smoke grenades. He was then shot dead following a shoot-out with police.
At least 11 people were injured, including a deputy sheriff and a doorman, as well as a cashier and college students
A witness told ABC7: ‘I was at the front door talking to my stepdad. I heard these big pops. ‘There were three or four and I hit the ground. The security guard was dead and the man had a handgun.
‘He threw in smoke bombs and he kept firing. People threw chairs out of the windows to try to get away.‘ The gunman had glasses and a black jacket. He had a big hand gun.’ According to reports, people were hiding from the shooter in bathrooms and attic spaces, while others fled to nearby gas stations. Some used chairs to break windows inside the bar so they could escape.