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Brawl at football match in Oxnard leaves one in critical condition

OXNARD, Calif. — A fight that broke out between two adults at a football game in Oxnard on Sunday has left a man in critical condition, according to the Oxnard Police Department.

Officers responded to Oxnard High School around 11 a.m. Sunday for reports of a large fight on the football field, Detective Carey Everhart said.

Officers who arrived found a 29-year-old man who was unresponsive and not breathing, Everhart said. He was transported by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center and is currently in critical condition.

After speaking to witnesses, officers learned the fight broke out between two adult soccer teams when they disagreed with a referee’s decision, according to Everhart.

The victim was on the field playing for one of the teams when the hight broke, and he was “assaulted by multiple assailants” during the fight.

Witnesses were able to identify a 46-year-old man as one of the attackers, and he was arrested for the attack.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are looking for additional witnesses and video of the fight.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Everhart by calling 805-486-6228 or emailing [email protected]

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