Attempt Shooting Homicide 2


On Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:20 a.m., as VPD patrol officers and VPD Detectives were investigating a shooting several blocks away, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received multiple calls for a shooting in the 300 block of West Barnett Street.
Available officers and detectives responded to this area and located a victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the face and torso. Several witnesses reported seeing 2 to 3 vehicles fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
Officers canvased the area and determined that the shooting actually occurred in the 300 block of West Warner Street where a party bus had just dropped off several passengers. Some type of verbal altercation took place and then multiple shots were fired. The victim, only identified as an adult male, ran towards West Barnett Street, where some residents who heard the commotion began providing first aid until medical personnel arrived. The victim was then transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he is currently listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. As officers were dealing with the two shooting victims at VCMC a third shooting victim with a gunshot wound to his leg was dropped off at the emergency room. It was determined that this shooting had occurred in another part of Ventura County and was not related to the two Ventura shootings.
Witnesses on West Warner Street also described how several subjects ran eastbound while being shot at by the occupants of a vehicle that fled southbound from West Warner Street. Officers searched the area and did not locate any additional shooting victims however 6 unoccupied vehicles parked on West Warner Street were found with damage from gunfire.
Numerous items of evidence were located in the street and West Warner Street was closed between Riverside Street and Snow Court until 6 a.m., as detectives processed the scene. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this crime is urged to call the Ventura Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 339-4488, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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