An Oxnard boy, 9, shot himself in the hand.

Oxnard Boy, 9, Shoots Himself In Hand

OXNARD—Police officers of the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of South N, Street at approximately 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25, as they responded  to a call, where a 9-year-old boy shot himself in the hand with a weapon he thought was a toy gun.

The child was immediately transported to a local hospital, where his condition was reported to be stable and non-life threatening.

The incident was investigated by The Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit who served a search warrant at the home. Authorities seized a rifle, a semi-automatic “ghost” gun, thousands of dollars in cash, concentrated cannabis, and psilocybin mushrooms.

A 17-year-old who also resides at the home with his mother was arrested and booked for child endangerment, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession for sales of concentrated cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms, and possession of an unregistered firearm.

Anyone with details about the incident is asked to contact Det. Juan Morales at 805-385-3922. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website:, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.

Tipsters can remain anonymous if you choose to do so by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Individuals can also visit site: to submit a tip via text or email.

Written By Anita Brown and Donald Roberts

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