Ventura Police Department

Man Killed, Woman Injured in Double Shooting in Ventura; Suspect Sought

Police were searching for an armed suspect after a man was killed and a woman injured Thursday in a double shooting in Ventura, officials said.

The shootings were reported around 8:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Tapir Circle, according to the Ventura Police Department.

When police arrived, they found a 47-year-old man dead inside the home, and a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, officials said.

Police identified the suspect as Brandon Ellis, 29. The relationship between the suspect and the victims was unknown.

Investigators said Ellis is considered armed and dangerous.

Police also found a 16-month-old baby and another woman inside the home. Both were uninjured.

The injured woman was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and is undergoing surgery, police said.

Police believe the shooting was not a random act. No further details were immediately available.

Portola Elementary, which is about one mile away,  was on lockdown temporarily following the shooting.

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