The gunman burst into the bar around 11:20 p.m., cloaked in all black as he threw smoke bombs and began shooting at targets as young as 18 inside the Borderline Bar & Grill, authorities and witnesses said.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived and got into a firefight with the suspect, which left one deputy seriously injured, according to Capt. Garo Kuredjian, a department spokesman.
Officials said there have been fatalities but could not say how many. At least 11 people were injured, but that number is expected to rise, Kuredjian said. Investigators believe the suspect is dead inside the bar.