Survivor screamed 'There's a shooter in there!"

Several people shot at a Southern California bar. (CNN Newsource)

UPDATE 4:55 a.m.:

A survivor of the California bar shooting says the gunman was wearing a black hoodie and holding a handgun as he opened fire.

Cole Knapp is a freshman at Moorpark College and was inside the Borderline Bar & Grill when the shooting began.

He says he tried to get as many people to cover as he could. He says he fled through an exit door to a closed patio where he told people "everybody get over the fence as quickly as you can," and followed them over.

Then he says he found a highway patrol officer nearby who just happened to pull someone over, and he screamed to him, "there's a shooter in there!"

Knapp says the officer "was kind of in disbelief," then saw he was serious. He says he has friends who haven't been accounted for.


A shooting a bar injures at least eleven people including a sheriff's deputy.

It happened Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousands Oaks.

Multiple ambulances were requested to the area.

A witness said he saw a suspect throwing smoke bombs into the front of the restaurant.

He also said he saw a security guard get shot.

"I was at the front door and I was talking to my stepdad. I just started hearing these big pops. Pop, pop, pop. There was probably three or four, I hit the ground. I look up - the security guard is dead. Well, I don't want to say he was dead, but he was shot. He was down. The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place. I saw him point to the back of the cash register...and he just kept firing. I ran out the front door," John Hedge said.

Investigators say suspect is said no longer a threat to the public.

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