The adult male victim was taken to VCMC with life-threatening gunshot wounds.
A malfunctioning fuel tank on the van caused the vegetation fires and ultimately caught the van on fire Sunday afternoon on the NB 101 between the 126 and Sanjon Road in Ventura (Photo courtesy Ventura City Fire)
Deputies believe the Chihuahua was shot with a pellet rifle.
The suspects fled when they encountered a security guard but not before they threatened him with a gun.
Major Crimes Investigating the city's 11th homicide of this year
Police were looking for suspects and a motive for the shooting at Las Piedras Park
The male suspect is alleged to have stolen the vehicle at gunpoint, the female suspect is alleged to have stolen the license plates that were put on the carjacked vehicle.