JAKARTA, NNC - A gunman has killed 12 people, including a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy, after firing his weapon in a bar in Southern California late Wednesday, Nov 7 (local time), police say.
The shooter was also dead, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said in a press release.
Its still unknown on how the shooter ended up dead.
A number of people were reportedly injured in the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks.
"Its a horrific scene, blood everywhere," Dean said.
The Deputy Sheriff who lost his life was Sergeant Ron Helus, an experienced police officer who had served on the force for 29 years, said Dean.
So far, there is no information on the identity of the victims.
Eyewitnesses told CNN that visitors were at the bar to attend the "College Country" night.
When the shooting began, several people broke the windows using chairs attempting to escape, witnesses told CNN.
Several eyewitness accounts and people who wrote on social media said that the attacker fired up to 30 rounds.
Others reported fewer shots were fired and the assailant likey threw smoke bombs.
Authorities say the shooting was still ongoing when the first wave of security officers arrived at the scene, citing Antara.