11 injured in United States bar shooting

11 injured in United States bar shooting

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An unnamed witness told the newspaper that someone ran into the bar around 11:30 pm and started shooting what looked to be a black pistol.

Police said the gunman was found dead inside the bar on the outskirts of Los Angeles although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself.

Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Garo Kuredjian said hundreds of people were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11:20 p.m., and shots were still being fired when deputies arrived.

"Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff's sergeant who was totally committed", Mr Dean said. He died at a hospital early Thursday.

By the time they entered the bar again the gunfire had stopped.

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A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California nightclub killing 12 people, including a sheriff's deputy. A gunman shooting from the 32 floor of a hotel and casino with high power weapons killed 58 people.

It was college night and country two-step lessons were being offered at the Borderline, according to its website.

The bar, which includes a large dance hall with a stage and a pool room along with several smaller areas for eating and drinking, is a popular hangout for students from nearby California Lutheran University.

"It was really, really, really shocking", she told KABC-TV as she stood with her father in the Borderline vehicle park.

A man who says he was in the bar tells ABC news reports that he saw a man shoot into the crowd. According to police, the shooter took at least 30 shots. "A friend yelled 'Everybody down!' We were hiding behind tables trying to keep ourselves covered". Dean said at least 10 additional people were shot and wounded.

No fewer than 11 people have been shot at a Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California which police say began at 23:20 local time on Wednesday, warning that the number of victims may rise.

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