Spate Of Oxnard Violence Claims Sixth Life
KVTA News Friday April 14, 2017Oxnard police say the man who was shot last weekend on King Street near Wooley Road has died.
They say that 32-year-old Angel Ortiz Ramirez of Oxnard was gunned down Saturday night and was pronounced dead from his wounds several days later at VCMC.
Police say Ortiz was the father of four young children and was involved in the community as a Little League and youth basketball coach.
Major Crimes detectives are still trying to determine who killed Ortiz and why.
This is Oxnard's sixth homicide of the year and continues a rash of violent activity that has occurred within the city the last thirty (30) days.
● On March 13th, 44-year old Raul Mandujano was shot and killed in the 100 block of Dolores Court.
● On March 27th, 17-year old Luis Rodriguez was shot and killed while he rode his skateboard in the 400 block of N. Bonita Avenue.
● On April 12th, 22-year old Andres Rocha was shot and killed while riding his bicycle in the area of Featherstone Street and San Gorgonio Avenue.
Detectives say some of the killings are probably related and some are probably tied to gangs.
Police say they've also seen an increase in carjackings, some involving teenage suspects.
They plan to increase the number of officers on the street in areas where many of these crimes have happened and they're asking for community help in the effort to stem the tide of violence in the city.