Man shot dead Saturday night in Ventura; attacker on the loose

Police are investigating a fatal shooting reported Saturday evening in Ventura.

Police said they received a call around 10:45 p.m. that a shooting had occurred in the 100 block of West Simpson Street on the city’s west side.

Officers arrived within three minutes and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, the Ventura Police Department said in a news release.

Police, firefighters and ambulances provided immediate medical attention before the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.

Police said the initial investigation revealed the attacker approached the victim, who was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle, shot him and fled on foot. The attacker was described as wearing all black, but no other identifying information was released.

All information indicates this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to call 805-650-8010. No arrests had been made as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

This article was originally published on Ventura County Star: Man shot dead Saturday night in Ventura

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