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.
*UPDATE 1/2* This incident concerns a car-to-car shooting. A ten-year old student at McAuliffe School was struck by a stray bullet and has been transported to a nearby hospital with a non-life threatening injury.— Oxnard Police Dept. (@OxnardPD1903) January 23, 2020
*Update 2/2* The child’s parents have been notified by the Oxnard School District, and all other students have been accounted for and are safe. The Oxnard Police Department has a strong presence in the area, and an investigation is in progress.— Oxnard Police Dept. (@OxnardPD1903) January 23, 2020
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.