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Man Slain Outside Oxnard Store

March 11, 2004|Holly J. Wolcott | Times Staff Writer

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed in a gang-related attack outside an Oxnard liquor store Tuesday night, police said.

Daniel Alizar Hernandez of Oxnard was shot several times after leaving Channel Islands Liquor in the 3700 block of Hemlock Street, Oxnard Police Cmdr. Bryan MacDonald said. Hernandez, who was found sprawled on a sidewalk, died at the scene.

According to surveillance video from inside the liquor store and an employee's account, Hernandez walked out of the store and had an argument with a man who was waiting on the sidewalk.

The man fired at Hernandez several times and then ran off, MacDonald said.

The store's surveillance tape did not capture the argument or the killer's face, but detectives believe there were several witnesses, including another customer inside the liquor store who left after the shooting.

Although the exact motive remains sketchy, evidence gathered at the scene, as well as several gang tattoos on Hernandez's body, have led detectives to label the case as gang-related.

The homicide is the city's fifth this year.

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