13 killed in mass shooting at California bar

California: At least 13 people were killed, including a policeman, following a shooting inside a crowded California bar on late Wednesday night. The suspected gunman, who was also found dead, was yet to be identified.

According to authorities, the policeman who was shot and later succumbed to his injuries has been identified as Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, who had served the department for 29 years, CNN reported.

The first reports of the shots fired came around 11:20 pm on Wednesday, at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, situated about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, CNN quoted Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Captain Garo Kuredjian.

The authorities further added that the gunman forced his way into the bar and opened fire. Nearly 12 people were also injured in the shooting.