1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at Southern California mall, gunman wounds himself

WION Web Team
California, USA Published: Mar 18, 2018, 12:53 AM(IST)

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At least one person was killed and another was injured after a shooting at a mall in Southern California of the United States.

The county fire department said the victim who was injured at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks was taken to a hospital.

The Ventura County Fire Department Public Information Officer (VCFD PIO) on Twitter said, "Update on #HillcrestIncident: confirmed one DOA and one person being transported by ambulance. The incident is static, VC Sheriff has command and perimeter control. @VCFD"

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The authorities set up a safety zone across the street at the Ventura County Fire station.

"#HillcrestIncident Oaks Mall patrons being advised they can go to @VCFD Fire station 30 across the street for a safety zone," VCFD PIO said.

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The shooter was wounded and taken to a hospital, according to Ventura County fire Captain Steve Swindle. He said there was no threat to the public. Shoppers had been locked down at The Oaks mall in the city of Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles (64 kilometres) west of Los Angeles.

Video captured by witnesses shows the panic that followed the shooting.

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Firefighters opened up a nearby fire station as a safety zone for shoppers.

The Ventura County sheriff's department said the incident has been contained and there's no threat to the public.

(With inputs from ANI)

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