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Oxnard Police issue shelter-in-place for reported gunshots at structure fire Monday morning


OXNARD, Calif. – Around 8:44 a.m. Monday morning, Oxnard Police Department responded to the scene of a structure fire in the 3700 block of Ketch Avenue after firefighters reported hearing gunfire from an upstairs unit. A man was eventually taken into custody for negligent discharge of a firearm and arson.

No injuries were reported detail Oxnard Police Department, but a shelter-in-place order was issued in the neighboring area just before 10 a.m.

According to the Oxnard Police Department, the apartment complex was evacuated and a perimeter formed while police convinced a man who lived alone to surrender peacefully after an hour-long standoff.

The man, who lived in the top floor apartment, is believed to have set a trashcan inside his unit on fire and shot rounds into the ceiling detail Oxnard Police Department.

Oxnard Police officers arrested the man on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, negligent discharge of a firearm, and arson and booked him into Ventura County Jail.

According to Oxnard Police Department, investigators served a search warrant at the unit and seized several weapons and ammunition including a 12-gauge shotgun, two pistols, and a semi-automatic rifle with a suppressor.

Oxnard Police Department indicated in their press release about the incident that they will seek a Gun Violence Restraining Order that allows law enforcement to work with courts to temporarily remove guns and prevent the purchase of new firearms by those that pose a risk to themselves or others.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact the Oxnard Police Department by clicking on "Report Suspicious Activity" on their website. Or you can report your information and remain anonymous by calling Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or at their website.

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