At least six people have been shot as a man opened fire in a crowded bar in southern California, officials said.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Garo Kuredjian said a sheriff’s deputy was among those shot and was taken to hospital.
He could not provide information on the extent of the victims’ injuries.
The sheriff’s spokesman said reports of shots fired came at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles.
He said responding officers could hear gunshots as they arrived at the scene. Authorities are still treating it as an active scene.
Witnesses told ABC News that a man fired several shots from a handgun before throwing smoke bombs and starting to fire again.
Police told the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired.