One person was injured by gunfire outside the Target store in north Oxnard Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve in the parking lot of the department store at 2850 N. Oxnard Boulevard, in the Collection at RiverPark shopping center.
Oxnard Police Department Cmdr. Marc Amon said there was one victim. The man, a 31-year-old Oxnard resident, suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body and was taken by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center. As of 10:30 p.m., he was out of surgery and said to be in stable condition.
When officers initially got to the scene, they found the victim on Danvers River Street, north of the parking structure, department officials said Friday night.
Investigators from the police department's special operations division determined the victim had been shot in the parking structure, where he had been a passenger in a vehicle driving through the parking lot. A confrontation had started when the victim's party encountered the suspects, who were parked in the structure, department officials said Friday night.
One of the suspects pulled out a gun and allegedly began firing at the victim, according to police. The victim's vehicle had fled to Danvers River Street to wait for medical aid, officials said.
A crime scene was cordoned off in the parking lot for a time as police investigated. Authorities had warned of delays and minor detours due to the investigation.
Officers searched for the suspect vehicle, but no suspects had been located as of 9:45 p.m. No additional details were released Friday night.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kevin Gormley at 805-385-7678 or email@example.com.
You can also provide information anonymously through Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or venturacountycrimestoppers.org.
This story will be updated when new information is available.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Shooting reported outside Oxnard Target store