[UPDATE 12:37 a.m. Victim Is Deceased] Gunshot Victim at 14th and F in Eureka
Sounds of gunshots alerted Eureka residents tonight about 10 p.m. to the scene of a crime. Scanner traffic indicates that an unknown age male was critically injured near the corner of 14th and F near the basketball courts.
According to a Eureka Police officer heard over the scanner, the victim is unresponsive. Medical is on scene. Officers are investigating.
UPDATE 10:22 p.m.: Eureka Police Department is blocking 14th Street at E and F Streets. “Cordoning off the entire playground,” says one officer.
UPDATE 10:25 p.m.: According to our reporter Oliver Cory, he witnessed medical “trying to perform CPR” and heard “witnesses say they saw somebody running from the scene.”
We should have photos soon.
UPDATE 10:50 p.m.:
14th Street is blocked at E Street E Street is blocked at 14th Street.
UPDATE 12:37 a.m.: Chief Andrew Mills of the Eureka Police Department has confirmed that the victim of tonight’s homicide is deceased. With yesterday’s officer involved shooting, that makes nine homicides so far this year. If we keep up at this rate, we’ll have twelve this year which would be higher than average (we run around 8.5 per year according to this article) but still much less than last year’s record high of 16.
For Sunday’s UPDATED article, click here.