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Search Continues For Ventura Shooting Suspect Who Allegedly Killed 1, Wounded Ex-Girlfriend

VENTURA ( —  Authorities continue to hunt a suspect in the shooting death of one person and the wounding of another inside a Ventura home Thursday.

Officials on Thursday received a 911 call from a 20 year-old female at a residence in the 1600 block of Tapir Circle reporting that she had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers found the female outside the residence, suffering from multiple life-threatening gunshots. She was transported to Ventura County Medical Center admitted into surgery. The victim is in serious condition.

Inside the residence, officers found a 47 year-old male who had been shot to death.

The female victim was reportedly the suspect's ex-girlfriend. They were not living together at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

Authorities also said an adult female and a 16-month-old child were also located inside the residence. They were uninjured.

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The Ventura Police Department identified the suspect as Brandon Ellis, 29. The suspect is described as white, 6 feet 1 inches tall, about 200 pounds, blond hair and blue eyes.

Ellis was driving a yellow Penske box truck that has since been found and recovered in Santa Monica. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The victims names were not released.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department at (805)  339-4416.


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