[Updated with Victim’s Name] Trinity County Sheriff Searches for “Active Shooter”
On Monday, July 13, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Lamb Creek Road in Mad River. Callers stated that two male victims sustained gunshot wounds. One male was airlifted to an area hospital, while the other male was pronounced dead at the scene.
While responding, Trinity County Sheriff Deputies were given additional information that there was an active shooter in the Mad River area. A Sheriff’s Office Deputy encountered a vehicle on State Route 36 in the Forest Glen area. The vehicle appeared to have been involved in a traffic collision. Upon further investigation, the Deputy at the scene discovered that the vehicle was involved in the active shooter incident in the Mad River area. At that time the Deputy at scene heard what he believed to be gunfire from the area below the road where the vehicle was located.
The Forest Glen area was searched by a joint task force of Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and United States Forest Service personnel, while other units warned the public that there was an active shooter in the area.
The suspect is described as having a dark complexion, wearing a black shirt, is 29-30 years old is approximately 5’8” and 160-175 pounds with dark short curly hair and goes by the name of Scotty. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information regarding the suspect please contact the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 530-623-2611.
No other information concerning the victims will be immediately available.
UPDATE 2:52 p.m.: From the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigators have identified and are releasing the name of the victim that was found deceased at the scene as Steven Line Sr. DOB: 11-24-1952 of Mad River, CA.
Earlier Chapter: Shooting Near Ruth Lake