Authorities are searching for a 24-year-old man accused of shooting and injuring a relative during an altercation in Ventura early Saturday.
Patrol officers responded to the 500 block of Thoreau Lane, near Hill Road, just after 3 a.m. when the Ventura Police Department received a 911 call about a shooting in the area.
They found a person with a superficial wound to the leg, according to police.
Investigators said they learned that the victim and a relative, Vince Romero of Bakersfield, had been involved in a fight.
Romero allegedly shot the victim before fleeing the scene.
The victim, who was not identified, “wanted to seek his own medical treatment,” police said in a statement.
Officials urged anyone with information on Romero’s whereabouts to contact the Ventura Police Department at 805-339-4400. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477).
“If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000,” the agency said in a statement.