Another mass shooting in our country. This latest is from Southern California where Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Eric Buschow says a gunman is dead inside a Southern California bar where several people were shot.

Fox News reports 13 dead including a sheriff's deputy. The gunman apparently took his own life. Ventura County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian said 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.

KABC TV in LA has been providing minute by minute coverage.


Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean has described the scene as "horrific."

"It’s a horrific scene in there, there is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that, and I didn’t want to get that close and disturb the scene and possibly disturb the investigation," he said, adding that the motive is still unclear.

Dean said investigators had not found any type of assault rifle within the bar.

"Right now as far as we know there was only one handgun, but that could certainly change as we do a more thorough search of the building."

The LA Times reports at least 12 other people were wounded in this massacre.

The gunman apparently stormed into the bar around 11:20 p.m., dressed in black. He allegedly threw smoke bombs and then opened fire on several people in the club. Several witnesses described the weapon used as a pistol.

Deputies arrived and got into a firefight with the suspect, which left one deputy dead.