Monday, January 05, 2009

Man shot with Airsoft BBs in a robbery attempt

A failed robbery in a Ventura grocery store parking lot early Sunday morning ended with a victim being shot more than a dozen times with plastic airsoft BBs.

A man and woman from Oxnard, 18 and 23 years old respectively, were in the Vons parking lot at 115 W. Main St. about 1 a.m. Sunday when a man approached the woman and grabbed her arm, according to the Ventura Police Department. The woman screamed, alerting her companion, who was in a nearby car. When the companion got out of the car, the man shot him more than a dozen times with an Airsoft pistol, which fires plastic BBs. The shooter ran off, and the victim was treated at Ventura County Medical Center for moderate injuries.

The only description of the shooter was that he was a 20- to 25-year-old man wearing a hooded sweat shirt.