A Man Was Shot And Killed In A Parking Lot East Of Downtown Oxnard

According to the Oxnard Police Department, a 29-year-old male from Oxnard was shot in the stomach on Thursday night and passed away on Friday morning.

At 8:00 pm, reports of gunfire in the 600 block of Pacific Avenue prompted police to arrive. The block is a commercial district located approximately east of the Oxnard city center.

The man was discovered by police in a parking area with a single gunshot wound to his stomach. He was taken to Ventura County Medical Center for an urgent operation. According to officials, he passed away in the hospital at 5:13 am on Friday.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office withheld the victim’s identification pending notification of the family.

Separately, the department was looking into an early-Friday shooting by a police officer after a man is said to have approached the officer brandishing a knife.

The homicide that occurred in Oxnard on Thursday night in a parking lot is at least the second this year.

Kareem Medina, a 19-year-old resident of Lompoc, was stabbed on March 18 in a parking structure at the Collection at Riverpark shopping mall. The case has not resulted in any arrests.

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The department’s violent crimes squad is looking into the homicide that happened on Thursday. There were no other details available right away.

Detective Ricardo Vega can be reached at 805-385-8291 or ricardo.vega@oxnardpd.org if you have any information.

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