County Crime & Homicides
Ventura police said a 28-year-old man was critically injured Thursday night in an accidental shooting at his home.
Police said they received a report at 7:05 p.m. of a shooting victim in the 9600 block of Telephone Road. Officers and Ventura Fire Department crews responded and found the victim, who had suffered a gunshot wound inside his residence, police said.
The victim was taken to Ventura County Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
Witnesses told officers the victim had been handling a loaded firearm when it discharged and injured him.
No other people were injured, police said.
It was erroneously reported earlier that the victim of an accidental shooting in Ventura had died Thursday night.