Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Multiple people injured at California bar

Emergency services at the scene

Emergency services at the scene

Thousand Oaks a wealthy city in Ventura County and is one of the safest cities in the USA based on Federal Bureau of Investigation data.

Local authorities report at least 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks.

Witnesses told The LA Times someone ran into the bar about 11.30pm, U.S. time, and started firing what appeared to be a black pistol.

Image: Authorities say there are multiple injuries.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Captain Garo Kuredjian called the situation "active", saying there were at least six people injured inside the building.

Witnesses tell ABC News that a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and starting to fire again.

There were reports of pools of blood in the area, and responders attending to one injured person outside the venue.

He said responding deputies could hear gunshots as they arrived on scene.

Officers later reported a man matching the suspect's description on the ground at the scene outside a window.

Victims rant to a nearby petrol station to get medical help.

Video showed causalities being carried out of the bar by members of the public and emergency workers. Information on the extent of the victims' injuries has not yet been released.

"The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place", a different witness told KABC.

It is reported to be "college night" at the bar, with some suggesting the attack was aimed at university students.

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