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11 injured in US bar shooting

IANS  |  Washington 

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

Police officers responded to the incident at the and Grill in Thousand Oaks at about 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday (0730 GMT Thursday). said it was not yet known how seriously injured the victims were, reported.

The authorities said the shooter was dead inside the venue and there were at least 200 people inside the bar attending a college country music night at the time of the incident, say.

At least one called to the scene was injured. Officers said approximately 30 shots had been fired, Ventura County Star reported.

Witnesses described a scene of panic in the bar when the gunman started firing. Some said they used chairs to break windows to escape while others sheltered inside toilets.

According to reports, the suspect may have used smoke grenades and at least one gun during the attack.

"A gentleman, who walked in through the front door, shot the girl that was right behind the counter," said Holden Harrah, who witnessed the shooting.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 16:22 IST