Oxnard | 9-year old child accidentally shoots himself

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On May 25, 2021, at about 1130 A.M., Oxnard Police officers responded to the 1200 block South N Street regarding a nine-year-old child who accidentally shot himself in the hand with a handgun he located inside the residence.  The weapon was easily accessible to the child, and the child thought the gun was a toy.  The child was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The Oxnard Police Department Family Protection Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation. A search warrant was served at the residence. During the investigation, officers located a large amount of US Currency, concentrated cannabis, Psilocybin Mushrooms, a semi-automatic “ghost” gun, and a rifle.  Oxnard Police investigators arrested and booked a 17-year-old into the Ventura County Juvenile Facilities complex.  The 17-year-old suspect lived at this residence with his mother. The suspect was arrested for child endangerment, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession for sales of concentrated cannabis and Psilocybin Mushrooms.

The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind gun owners to properly secure their firearms with children present in the home to prevent firearm tragedies from happening.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Juan Morales at (805) 385-3922.

Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text.

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2 months ago

He thought the gun was a toy? Not buyin’ it….