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Man fatally shot near Ventura County Fairgrounds

Police are searching for two suspects

Man fatally shot near Ventura County Fairgrounds

VENTURA, Calif. - Investigators have identified the victim in the shooting outside the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Gabriel Gutierrez, 18, of Ventura, was shot and killed just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. Police responded to a call that a gunshot victim was in the area of the Ventura River Bottom on the west side of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. When they arrived, investigators found Gutierrez, who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said that Gutierrez and the two suspects were walking in the area of the bike path near the Ventura River and got into a fight. At one point during the fight, the victim was shot. The suspects fled the area and were last seen running northbound along the Ventura River towards West Main St.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males, both in their late teens. One was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and  jeans. The other was wearing a white t-shirt and white/black checkered shorts.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the Ventura Police Department.

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