The New York Post: Several injured in mass shooting at bar in Southern California
Police were responding to reports of an active shooter after several people were injured in a mass shooting at a California bar holding an event for college students early Thursday.
Police said at least six people — including an officer — were shot after a gunman tossed smoke grenades and opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.
Some tearful reunions among those presumably (though unconfirmed) at Borderline or who knew them at Borderline. #Borderline #BorderlineShooting #ThousandOaksShooting @vcstar pic.twitter.com/0Ik19qFyGa
— Jeremy Childs (@Jeremy_Childs) November 8, 2018
Officials said hundreds of people, most of whom college students, were inside the establishment at the time of the shooting, according to KABC.
One witness saw the suspect tossing smoke bombs in front of the restaurant before watching a security guard get shot.
“I was at the front door and I was talking to my stepdad. I just started hearing these big pops,” the witness, John Hedge, told the local ABC affiliate. “I hit the ground. I look up — the security guard is dead. Well, I don’t want to say he was dead, but he was shot. He was down.”
Hedge said he managed to run out the front door as the shooter made his way to the back of the restaurant.