On Saturday, March 12th, 2022, at 9:38 PM, officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Saviers Road, regarding a shooting victim. Officers found one victim, Adrian Sandoval, a 21-year-old Oxnard resident, suffering from a single gunshot wound, unconscious, and unresponsive upon arrival. Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and attempted to resuscitate the victim. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Once on scene, officers also discovered that an additional subject had been shot and had suffered a non-life-threatening injury. Diego Mares, 19 years old, Oxnard resident, was transported to the local hospital for further medical evaluation. Also, while officers were at the scene of the shooting, dispatch was advised that a third gunshot victim had fled the location and was down the street requesting help. Arkangel Childs, a 24-year-old Ventura resident, was also transported to the hospital for further medical assistance. Once at the hospital he was listed in critical condition.
The Oxnard Police Department Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. It was determined that the shooting occurred inside an abandoned business. According to witnesses, approximately 100 people had entered the business and were attending a party. It is unclear at this time if the property owners were aware that this party was occurring inside the abandoned business.
Investigators are encouraging anyone who was present at the event and may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Kaya Boysan (805) 385-7645. The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link:https://oxnardpd.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/3075saviersroad All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system. Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information.
Also, anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600.