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Oxnard man dies from injuries following July shooting where 7-year-old girl was injured


The 56-year-old Oxnard resident that was shot in the head on July 11, 2018, in the 1300 block of Edgewood Way has died from his injuries.

Oxnard police say Michael Mendoza, 56, was admitted to the Ventura County Medical Center on July 27 with complications from a brain injury related to the shooting. On August 13, Mendoza passed away.

Police say Mendoza was taken to the hospital on the night of the shooting in which a 7-year-old girl was injured when a bullet shattered a car’s window.

At the time, Mendoza was listed in stable but guarded condition in the Intensive Care Unit. On July 20, he was released from the hospital.

This is Oxnard’s 11th homicide, according to investigators.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Jaime Miranda with the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7680 or the Violent Crimes Hotline at 805-982-7070.

Detectives are also encouraging anyone who recorded video or photographed all or part of the crime to upload their media directly to them at the following link:

A shooter is on the loose after a man was shot and little girl was injured in Oxnard Wednesday night.

The shooting happened just before 11:30 p.m. on the 1300 block of Edgewood Way while a 56-year-old man was standing outside a parked car while and a 7-year-old girl was inside the vehicle, according to Oxnard police.

Officers patrolling the area of Doris Avenue and N. Ventura Road heard several gunshots and started checking the area for any victims. They eventually received a 911 call that led officers to Edgewood Way where they found the 52-year-old.

Police say the man did not report he had been shot and appeared he had fallen and struck his head. He was initially taken to Saint John’s Regional Medical Center where medics discovered the man had actually been struck in the head by a bullet.

A bullet went through the car’s window and shattered the glass, which injured the 7-year-old girl. The shards of glass cut her arm, Oxnard police say. The little girl was treated on scene by medics.

Authorities say they don’t know the motive for the shooting, and the shooter has not been located.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7600.

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