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Ventura Police: Murder suspect on the run, considered 'armed and dangerous'

Ventura Police Department

Police on the Central Coast are looking for 29-year-old Brandon Ellis, following a murder this morning in Ventura.

Detectives said Thursday that Ellis is possibly driving a yellow, Penske box truck and should be considered armed and dangerous.

"At this time, we are not looking for any additional suspects and the area around the shooting has been deemed safe," the Ventura Police Department said in a statement posted to Facebook.

The Ventura Police Department Command Center said a 911 call came in Thursday morning at 8:30 from a 20 year-old female at a residence in the 1600 block of Tapir Cr., reporting that she had been shot.

"Officers arrived and found the female outside the residence, suffering from multiple life-threatening gunshots," the statement said.  "The female was immediately transported to [Ventura County Medial Center] and was admitted into surgery."

Police did not give the status of the victim as of Thursday afternoon.

Inside the residence, officers said they found a 47 year-old male who had been shot to death. There was also an adult female and a 16 month old child inside the residence that were found not injured, according to the police statement.

Ellis, 29, is described as a white male, 6' 1", 200 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Ventura Police Department the Watch Commander at (805) 339-4416.