Pair shot in Ventura

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On October 12th at 11:17 PM the Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 911 calls of a shooting near the intersection of Simpson St. and Ventura Ave.  Patrol officers, along with Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel, responded and found an adult male victim suffering from several life threatening gunshot wounds to his torso.  He was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel, and immediately transported to VCMCThe status of the victim at this time is not known.  A second victim, a 17-year-old male, was also contacted and found to have suffered a hand injury from fleeing the area at the time of the shooting.  He was treated at the scene and released.  The suspect was last seen by witnesses fleeing the scene in a dark colored vehicle.     

Officers are currently on scene and conducting an active investigation, with officers and a K-9 searching the area for the suspect.  Ventura Police Department Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are also responding to the scene.  The motive for this shooting is not known.  There is no additional information to release at this time.  An additional press release will be sent out when the information is available.   

Suspect:  Hispanic Male    

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at 339-4416. 

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