Active shooter reported at bar holding college event

Cheryl Sanders
November 8, 2018

Another witness said he saw a security guard being shot as well as a female cashier, before he also fled.

People say he threw "smoke grenades all over the place".

The attack has been upgraded to a level 2 mass casualty incident indicating that there are between 10 to 20 injured victims. Information on the extent of the victims' injuries has not yet been released.

'The gunman had glasses and a black jacket.

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

Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Garo Kuredjian said he could not confirm whether any of those shot were dead.

A police helicopter swirled overhead and officers surrounded the area with cars.

SWAT teams have been pictured trying to surround the restaurant.

There were reports of more gunfire as officers responded.

Pictures and video footage show firefighters and first responders flooding the scene after multiple injuries were reported.

It's thought that a man opened fire at the bar with a semi-automatic gun at about 11.20pm.

A college country night was being held at the venue, which is popular for line dancing.

"With over 2,500 square feet of wide open dance floor, Borderline has provided a haven for country line dancing folks of all ages equiped with pool tables", the website said.

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