Police are searching for a man believed to be responsible for a double shooting that left one person dead in Ventura Thursday morning.
The shooting was reported to police by one of the victims, who called 911 at about 8:30 a.m., Cmdr. Tom Higgins stated in a news release from the Ventura Police Department.
Officers arrived to find the caller, a 20-year-old woman, outside her residence in the 1600 block of Tapir Circle suffering from multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds.
She was immediately taken to Ventura County Medical Center and admitted into surgery, according to Higgins.
Her condition was unknown.
Inside the residence, officers found the body of a 47-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound, according to Higgins. The man’s identity has not been released.
Authorities also found a woman and a 16-month-old child at the scene who were not injured, the news release stated.
Police are looking for 29-year-old Brandon Ellis, who was described as a suspect in the shooting.
Ellis is a white man, about 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing close to 200 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.
Ellis was possibly driving a yellow, Penske box truck and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Higgins.
No additional suspects were being sought.
Anyone with information on Ellis’ whereabouts was asked to contact the Police Department at 805-339-4416.