At least 11 people injured in California bar shooting

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Police in the U.S. are responding to reports of a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

Eric Buschow says the gunman is dead inside a Southern California bar where 11 people were injured late Wednesday.

He told reporters when officers arrived at the bar to reports of shots being fired, they could hear gunfire.

Witnesses told CNN the attacker had a large handgun, wore a black trench coat and glasses and threw smoke grenades inside bar. Another witness said the gunman wielded what looked like a sub-machine gun.

Kuredjian said the shooter no longer posed a threat to surrounding communities, but could not confirm if he was shot dead or captured.

A shooter opened fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night, leaving at least 11 people injured, California authorities said.

This is a developing story. "I just started hearing these big pops", the witness, John Hedge, told the local ABC affiliate.

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"He shot a lot, at least 30 times".

Authorities said the incident took place at the Borderline Bar & Grill - though the extent of the injuries is not yet known.

CNN said people smashed windows with chairs to escape.

There were unconfirmed reports of multiple shots fired and that the suspect may have been hit, as well a deputy.

Police and emergency crews flooded the scene.

The bar is located about 40 miles west of Los Angeles and describes itself as a western-style bar with a spacious dance floor used for theme nights such as country, salsa and swing.