Mass shooting reported at California bar’s ‘college country night’

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By Alexander Smith, Kurt Chirbas and Caitlin Fichtel

Multiple people were injured amid reports of an active shooter at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, authorities said early Thursday.

The Ventura County Fire Department said on Twitter just after midnight local time (3 a.m. ET) that the incident at the Borderline Bar and Grill was ongoing and warned people to stay away from the area.

A dispatcher at Ventura County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to NBC News by that its officers were responding to an incident at the bar. They did not provide any more details.

NBC Los Angeles reported that police first received calls at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night, when the bar was hosting a “college country night” for students, according to its Instagram page.

The fire department said on Twitter that “multiple ambulances” had been requested, and aerial footage of the scene showed at least eight police cars on a street with their lights flashing.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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