Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Possible mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California

Emergency services at the scene. Pic Image Authorities say there are multiple injuries. Pic
Kenny Thornton | 08 November, 2018, 11:42

Police are responding to reports of a mass shooting at bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

It has been "quite some time" since there was a shooting of any kind in Thousand Oaks, a city of about 130,000 people about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Los Angeles, just across the county line.

A sheriff's captain said at least six people were shot late Wednesday when a suspect opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar.

A witness told KABC-TV that there were many young people "having a great time" in the bar when a man entered and "started shooting".

Around 30 shots were fired, officers at the scene claim.

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Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday became the first Palestinian-American elected to the US Congress when she won Michigan's 13th district. She will succeed the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated the seat to run in Minnesota's attorney general race.

Witnesses told ABC News that a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and starting to fire again.

"We're still looking for the shooter", Kuredjian said. The deputy was said to have non-life-threatening injuries.

They said that soon after the gunman opened fire, victims were running to a nearby petrol station to get help. Active law enforcement incident.

It has not yet been revealed the extent of the injuries.

It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered Wednesday at the Borderline, according to its website. An event aimed at university students was scheduled to take place this evening.

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