Officials identify woman killed in Oxnard shooting – Ventura County Star

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Authorities were investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured Sunday night in Oxnard. Wochit

Authorities have released the identity of a woman gunned down Sunday night in Oxnard.

Alexis Jean Lopez, 26, of Camarillo, was killed when she was shot while sitting in a full-size pickup at an Oxnard intersection, Oxnard police said Thursday.

According to authorities, police received a call at 9:46 p.m. Sunday about a shooting near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Santa Clara Avenue.

When authorities arrived, they found Lopez seated inside the truck with a 27-year-old male acquaintance from El Rio. The shooting took place when the truck was in the left-turn pocket on Ventura Boulevard and waiting to turn onto Santa Clara Avenue, according to Sgt. Alex Arnett of the Oxnard Police Department.

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Both occupants of the truck were hit by the gunfire. Lopez died at the scene from her wounds, police said. Her death was the 12th homicide in Oxnard in 2017.

The male, whose name was not released by authorities, was taken to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. He is listed in serious but stable condition, and his wounds do not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

Detectives were dispatched to the scene to conduct an investigation, according to Oxnard police. A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time and no suspect information has been released, authorities said.

“We’re looking closely at the victims to see if there is anything that could help us figure out exactly why they were shot at, just like we would in any homicide case. We want to take a good look at the victims to help us determine a motive for why they were assaulted,” Arnett said Sunday night. 

As part of the ongoing investigation, the city of Oxnard offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects in homicide cases. 

For this case, investigators ask the public to contact Detective Ken Tougas at 200-5669. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Hotline at 982-7070 or with Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted via text message or email by visiting http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.

 

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