Several Injured In Shooting At Bar In Southern California, Says Police

Several Injured In Shooting At Bar In Southern California, Says Police

Several people, including a police officer, were injured after a person opened fire, reportedly with a semi-automatic, gun at a bar in the U.S. state of California.

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

Ventura County sheriff's Captain Garo Kuredjian said hundreds of people were inside the bar and shots were still being fired when deputies arrived.

A sheriff's deputy was among those shot, reports said, adding that there were around a 100 patrons inside the nightclub when the shooting began.

A witness described to ABC7 Eyewitness News hearing at least 12 shots before he escaped out the door, with a security guard down on the floor injured.

CNN spoke to one woman who says her son dragged his wounded girlfriend outside to safety.

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

Officers from at least three law-enforcement agencies combed the area around the Borderline Bar & Grill in search of the gunman who opened fire on the popular country-and-Western venue about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday night. The injured included a deputy, Kuredjian said.

Police tell the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired. "I just started hearing these big pops", the witness, John Hedge, told the local ABC affiliate.

The gunman shouted something, but Ryan could not hear what he said.

He said the man set off smoke grenades inside before opening fire.

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