Gunman kills at least 12 at Los Angeles bar

Emergency services at the scene

Emergency services at the scene

"Multiple assets from the ATF Los Angeles Field Division have responded to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks", California, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, via Twitter.

"There is blood everywhere", Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters.

At least 12 people were killed and at least 10 others were injured when a gunman burst into a packed Southern California bar, tossing smoke grenades and firing dozens of rounds, witnesses and authorities said.

A gunman has opened fire inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on college night, wounding 11 including an officer who had rushed to the scene, police in California said.

The suspect was found dead inside the bar, police said.

At least 11 people, including a police officer, have been injured after a gunman forced his way into a popular bar in the U.S. state of California and opened fire.

Mr Kuredjian said hundreds of people were in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks at 11.20pm on Wednesday, and shots were still being fired when officers arrived. "There were people hiding in attics.It's a horrific scene in there". He first fired on a person working the door, then appeared to open fire at random at the people inside, they said.

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"He said he and others smashed their way out of the bar onto a balcony and then jumped down to safety".

Sarah Rose DeSon told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she saw the shooter draw his gun.

"A gentleman walked in the front door and shot the girl that was behind the counter". "I don't know how I didn't get shot".

Helus, a 29-year veteran, was one of the first on the scene and was sacked on multiple times.

The gunman at the country dance bar was tall and wearing all black with a hood over his head and his face partly covered, witnesses told TV stations at the scene.

The shooter took at least 30 shots.

Dean said Sgt Helus was a 29-year veteran of the police force who had planned on retiring soon.

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