There has been a mass shooting at a Californian bar, with at least 11 people injured, including some fatalities, authorities said.
Police said the gunman was deceased, and the victims included one police officer.
The attack took place late on Wednesday night, local time, at the Borderline Bar and Grill, in Thousand Oaks, California.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Garo Kuredjian initially said the wounded officer had been taken to hospital.
ABC7 Eyewitness News showed images of the bar surrounded by dozens of police vehicles, with victims being treated by paramedics.
There were reports of pools of blood in the area, and responders attending to one injured person outside the venue.
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.
He said the man set off smoke grenades inside before opening fire.
Another witness said he saw a security guard being shot as well as a female cashier, before he also fled.
“It was just some lowlife taking lives he shouldn’t be taking,” he said.
“It was just young people having a great time and this maniac came in and started shooting people for no reason at all.”
Witnesses said they had spoken to friends who escaped the shooting, which took place during a popular student night at the bar.
“It was chaos, people jumping out of windows, jumping over gates, just trying to get out,” one man said.