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Ventura Police Investigate Shooting

Wednesday July 21, 2021

     The Ventura Police Department's Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting early Wednesday morning on the west side of town that sent the victim to VCMC in critical condition.

     It was reported shortly before 3:30 AM on Simpson Street east of Ventura Avenue.

     When officers and other first responders arrived at the scene, they found a 20-year-old man down on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

     He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

     Police believe several shots were fired at the man.

     Investigators now looking for suspects and a motive for the shooting.

     Anyone with information that might help in that investigation is asked to call Detective Espinosa at 805-339-4497.