Oxnard Teen Who Was Shot To Death Is Identified

Monday September 16, 2019

     Updated--The Oxnard teenager who was shot to death over the weekend has been identified.

   The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office tells KVTA News that 17-year-old Peter Morales died from a single gunshot wound to the chest and his death is a homicide.

   Officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the 1700 block of Elsinore Circle at 10:47 PM Saturday night.

   They found Morales suffering from a gunshot wound.

   He was rushed to the trauma center at VCMC where he died.

   The Oxnard PD Major Crimes Unit is investigating the homicide.

   As of Monday, detectives say they are still looking for suspects and a motive for Oxnard's tenth homicide of 2019.

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link: https://oxnardpd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/1700elsinorecir. All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system.  Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information. 

The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.

Investigators are asking the public to come forward if anyone has witnessed this incident. The public is asked to contact Detective Tenille Chacon (805) 385-7645.

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 or email.