The man was shot in the 200 block of East Dollie Street on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. When police arrived on the scene, they noticed a car driving away at high speeds. Police gave chase when the car failed to pull over. The driver eventually stopped at the emergency room at St. John's Regional Medical Center and was later identified as the victim's friend.
The victim was in critical condition and had to undergo emergency surgery. He is listed in critical but stable condition.
Police do not have a suspect or a motive for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.