California Bar Shooting : Many Injured

At least six people were shot during the late hours on Wednesday when a suspect opened fire in a congested Southern California bar.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said at a news conference early Thursday that a sheriff's deputy was also shot and taken to a hospital. 

He could not immediately provide information on the extent of the victims' injuries.

 The sheriff's spokesman says the first reports of shots fired came around 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. 

 He said responding deputies could hear gunshots as they arrived on scene. 

Authorities are still treating it as an active shooter scene. 

No other information was immediately available. Authorities say there were multiple injuries — including one officer — after a man opened fire in Southern California bar late Wednesday. 

Witnesses tell ABC News that a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs and starting to fire again. 

Police tell the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired.

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