Oxnard teen shot in Port Hueneme on Fourth of July dies

PORT HUENEME, Calif. - The 16-year-old Oxnard teenage boy shot in Port Hueneme during the Fourth of July has died as a result of his injuries.

The Port Hueneme Police Department confirmed the news on Monday. They said the teen passed away on July 7, three days after being shot.

On July 4, officers with the Port Hueneme Police Department received a call of a shooting victim in the 2700 block of Bolker Drive where they found the teen suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police identified the victim as 16-year-old Junior Sandoval from Oxnard.

“It’s my understanding that the victim was in the company with his brother and that a possible altercation took place with a group of other subjects prior to the shooting,” said Port Hueneme Police Chief Andrew Salinas.

Sandoval was hit by the suspect's vehicle and shot multiple times in the back. There is no description of the suspects involved in this crime at this time.

Police are now investigating Port Hueneme's first homicide of 2017.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to contact Detective Rocque Lopez Sr. at 805-986-6578 or email at

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