There’s no threat to the general public outside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, police said in a press conference at the scene.
“I don’t know the status of the shooter if he’s been captured but we don’t think he’s outside of the bar and grill,” said Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian.
“We don’t feel that the shooter has left the bar and grill, so whatever it is was contained inside the bar and grill. We don’t feel there is a threat to the public outside. I don���t know if he’s been transported or if he’s been captured,” Kuredjian said, referring to the gunman.
Earlier at the same press conference he said authorities were still looking for the gunman.
This post has been updated with further comments from police.
When asked how many people were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill at the time gunfire broke out on Wednesday night, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said, “I would say hundreds, but I can’t confirm the exact number.”
The bar was hosting a weekly college country night event, according to its website.
As news emerged of the incident, people began to gather outside the bar, located just outside Los Angeles, in a desperate bid to check on their friends.
“I heard that the gunman started shooting at the front desk and then from there I’m not sure. Friends I have that are in there reported that students are hiding in the attics and bathrooms and stuff like that,” one bystander said.
Shots were still being fired when deputies responded to the scene at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian has said.
At least six people were shot including a deputy, Kuredjian added.
Emergency response vehicles are on scene at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.
Jeremy Childs, a Ventura County Star reporter, has been posting video from outside the cordon.
Multiple people have been injured in a shooting Wednesday night at a local bar in Thousand Oaks, California, authorities say.
The Ventura County Fire Department tweeted: “Ongoing active shooter incident reported at Borderline in
@CityofTO . Please stay away from area. Active law enforcement incident. Multiple injuries reported. Details still being determined. Multiple ambulances requested”
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the shooting at a local bar, but declined to release additional details.