10-year-old struck by stray bullet at school in Oxnard, police say

Police and paramedics respond to Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Oxnard after a student was struck by a stray bullet Thursday.

A shooting near an elementary school in Oxnard on Thursday morning sent a 10-year-old student to the hospital, police said.

The child was struck about 11:30 a.m. by a stray bullet that had been fired off-campus by a person in a car at another vehicle, Sgt. Ricardo Vazquez said.

The child was taken to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, authorities said. No other students were injured.


McAuliffe Elementary School was placed on lockdown following the shooting. By 1 p.m., police were allowing parents to pick up their children at a nearby reunification area.

The Oxnard Police Department is continuing to investigate the shooting and is asking anyone with information to call (805) 385-7600.