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One dead, two critically injured following shooting on South Coast

Olga Kononenko

Detectives think incident in Ventura was gang related.

One person is dead, and two were seriously injured during a shooting in Ventura County.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday in downtown Ventura. Ventura Police received multiple 911 calls about shots fired near Oak and Main Street, in downtown Ventura. 

They found a 30-year-old Santa Paula man who had been shot. Anthony Castanon was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police then learned that two other people had been dropped off at another hospital with gunshot wounds.

A 24-year-old Oxnard man and a 17-year-old Oxnard boy had life threatening wounds. They are both now reported to be in critical, but stable condition. Ventura Police detectives are still trying to determine what happened, but they think it was gang related.

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.