Thirteen people, including a police officer, were shot dead in a shooting at a nightclub close to Los Angeles, after a person opened fire, reportedly with a semi-automatic gun, the police said on November 8.
The incident happened on November 7 at Borderline Bar and Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, a residential suburb of Los Angeles.
The venue was hosting an event for college going students and possibly several hundred young people were inside the club, said Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s office.
Captain Kuredjian added that Police who responded to reports of a shooting rushed to the scene and engaged the gunman.
Ventura County sheriff’s spokesman confirmed that gunman is also dead inside the bar in Southern California.
According to eyewitness the shooter first fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and then opening fire again.
Another witness said that the gunman fired 30 shots. “He shot a lot, at least 30 times. I could still hear gunshots after everyone left,” the witness added.