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Man Fatally Wounded In Car On South Coast

Authorities are still trying to piece together what led to a car to car shooting in Ventura County which left a man dead over the weekend. It happened just after 12:30 Saturday morning, just outside of Oxnard in the community of El Rio.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say a 21 year old man was in a car on Alvarado Street, when someone in another vehicle opened fire. The man was struck. Despite the efforts of first responders and doctors, he was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. His name hasn’t been released. Detectives aren’t saying at this point whether they think the killing 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.