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Murder suspect arrested for deadly Ventura shooting

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VENTURA, Calif. - Ventura police reported that one suspect was arrested after a shooting in a parking structure early Saturday morning that left one person dead.

Police said the crime occurred when one group was outside of their vehicle and the suspect vehicle approached them. The two groups started fighting when one person inside the vehicle shot at the group outside.

Police said the motive for this murder does appear to be gang related.

After the suspects fled the scene, CHP located and pursued their vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road.

Ventura police detained three of the occupants from the vehicle, but one fled the scene. Officers later detained that suspect as well.

Murder suspect Raymond Bolanos, 24, was arrested and booked in the Ventura County Jail for murder and gang enhancement.

A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows Bolanos has prior convictions for carrying a concealed firearm, gang enhancement and a hit and run.

Of the other detained occupants from the vehicle, Julian Nunez and Stephanie Sanchez were arrested.

Nunez was arrested for a parole violation warrant and has prior convictions of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and battery with serious injury. Sanchez was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant. She has a prior conviction of possession of a loaded firearm.

Both suspects were booked in the Ventura County Jail.

Ventura police are continuing to investigate this incident.

Click here to see our previous coverage of this crime.

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