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Ventura DA investigator found shot in chest

A Ventura County District Attorney investigator is in critical condition after being shot in a parking lot Wednesday.

December 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Ventura County District Attorney investigator is in critical condition after being shot in a parking lot near a county building Wednesday.The Ventura Police Command Center received a 911 call about 1 p.m. of an officer down in the 600 block of County Square Drive in Ventura.

Arriving officers found the veteran investigator with one gunshot wound to the chest.

Officials said he was able to speak with first responders. They determined that it was likely a self-inflected gunshot wound, possibly accidental.

"Initial investigation determined that we found a weapon nearby that we believe belonged to the investigator," said Ventura police Cmdr. David Wilson. "We are still determining what actually happened during the shooting."

Wilson said an accidental shooting was "one angle we're looking at."

The investigator's name has not been released.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. However, detectives said they believe there are no outstanding suspects.


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