Oxnard teen charged with murdering 14-year-old
OXNARD, Calif. - An Oxnard teenager has been charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy in the city last week, according to the Oxnard Police Department.
Fifteen-year-old Juventino Mejia of Oxnard was arrested Sunday, and charged with the Sept. 12 murder of 14-year-old Leonardo Gonzalez Jimenez.
The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. in the area near 1300 S. C Street. Officers say that Gonzalez was shot and killed while he stood by a bus stop waiting for a ride home from a relative. Responding officers found Gonzalez with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, police said.
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Officers say that they believe the motive for the shooting is gang related. Police say they're still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 805-385-7645.