California: At least 13 people have been killed, including the gunman who opened fire at a bar in California, said reports on Thursday. Several people, including a police officer, were injured late Wednesday (local time) when an unidentified man started shooting indiscriminately in a bar in Southern California, as per reports.
As many as 30 rounds of shots were fired, said Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Garo Kuredjian. He said that the first reports of shots fired at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks came around 11.20 PM.
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The sheriff’s spokesperson said, “I can confirm 11 victims, people that were shot.” “I don’t know the severity of the injuries, I don’t know if any are life-threatening or not, but there are no reported fatalities,” he added.
As per witnesses, a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and starting to fire again.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean also said that they hadn’t established a terror link and they did not know anything about the gunman. The gunman was also shot dead by police, Dean said. The Sheriff added that he heard at least a dozen gunshots and described the shooter with a beard and wearing a hat, a black jacket and may have had glasses.
Police also believe another 10 to 15 victims fled the scene. Officers began escorting people to safety and found people who had hidden from the gunman.
More details are awaited.