A man was found shot Tuesday afternoon at an abandoned rock quarry in western Ventura County, and law enforcement officials are treating the incident as a homicide.
Ventura Police Department officers responded to an emergency call about 1:50 p.m. and found the victim at the east end of Rocklite Road, not far from De Anza Middle School.
Law enforcement officials declined to release the victim's name, age or residence.
Emergency personnel transported the victim to Ventura County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about 4 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Eric Nishimoto said.
The Sheriff's Department took over the investigation after determining that the shooting had occurred at the quarry, which is in an unincorporated area, not in Ventura.