Boy, 15, Attacked Outside Nightclub

A 15-year-old Oxnard boy was attacked by a shotgun-wielding assailant as he was sitting in a parked car outside a Ventura club early Sunday, Ventura police said.

The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was inside a friend’s car outside Club Deja Vu, 6635 Ventura Blvd., about 12:45 a.m. Sunday when a man drove up and got out of his car carrying a shotgun, police said.

The man confronted the boy, who attempted to flee, then pointed the weapon to the boy’s head and hit him with the barrel of the shotgun, causing minor injuries, police said.

Moments later, the assailant fired the weapon, striking the hood of a nearby vehicle, and fled in an unidentified automobile, according to investigators.


Police described the suspect as a brown-haired man in his 20s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

No one besides the boy was injured in the incident, which is still under investigation, police said.