Gang member shows up at S.P. Hospital with two gunshot wounds

November 08, 2013
Santa Paula News

By Peggy Kelly 

Santa Paula Times 

Santa Paula Police are still trying to determine who shot a local resident that showed up at the hospital Wednesday evening with two gunshot wounds who would not cooperate with police, usually an indication of a gang related incident.

According to Sgt. Scott Varner, the incident was reported to police November 6 at about 8 p.m. 

“Santa Paula Police Officers responded to the Santa Paula Hospital Emergency Room regarding a call of a gunshot victim,” and when officers arrived they found Ignacio Duenas, 33 years of Santa Paula, being treated.

Varner said Duenas had suffered “two gunshot wounds, however, neither were life-threatening.”

Duenas was treated at Santa Paula Hospital and then transported to Ventura County Medical Center.

Detective Allen Macias said Duenas did not cooperate with police.

“He told investigators he was at one location and told a family member he was at another location,” where, said Macias, Duenas stated, “He heard shots and fell to the ground.”

Duenas was shot in the right side and left hip.

Macias said Duenas was transported to the hospital by a person who dropped the wounded man off and left without identifying himself.

Duenas, noted Macias, is a “documented gang member” familiar to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Macias at 525-4474, ext. 220.

If the caller would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call the SPPD recorded Tip Hotline, 933-5691.

In addition, tips can be emailed to the SPPD at

Those with information can also call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477). The caller may remain anonymous and the call is not recorded.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers can also be contacted by texting “Busted” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

Crime Stopper Tips can also be sent via the website,   

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and criminal complaint against those responsible for crime.

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