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4-year-old Ventura County girl fighting for her life after what authorities say was abuse by father

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A man has been arrested after his daughter was seriously injured. Investigators are calling it abuse case.

Thousand Oaks girl reported to be in critical condition at hospital.

A four-year-old Ventura County girl is reported to be fighting for her life after authorities say she was battered, and seriously injured by her father.

A 911 call sent firefighters to the 4100 block of Lemonberry Place in Thousand Oaks Monday morning. They started CPR on the girl, who was then taken to a hospital.

Ventura County Sheriff's detectives took over the case. Tekquan Alexander was arrested on mayhem, and felony child abuse charges. The 25-year-old man is also facing weapons charges, after an assault rifle and handgun were found at the house.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.