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. Incident is static, VC Sheriff has command and perimeter control. @VCFD”
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.
The Ventura County sheriff’s department said the incident has been contained and there’s no threat to the public.
This is happening at a time when Americans, especially school goers have come out on the streets asking for better gun control laws in the country. Earlier, 17 people including students were killed in a shooting that happened in a school in Florida