Gunman in Wade Road Shooting Still Sought

HCSO“We still don’t have a suspect,” said Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza, a Community Service Officer with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office about the shooting which occurred late Wednesday night east of Garberville on Wade Road. “We don’t have anything on the vehicle.”

At this point, Zorrilla-Mendoza said, law enforcement doesn’t know why the two residents were shot. The incident could be personal or random.

She suggested neighbors take precautions. She encouraged people to lock their doors and have a phone accessible to call for help. “I would have a landline or cell phone,” she said, “that I could access quickly nearby” even when sleeping.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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  • Darn, I thought they said they had a person of interest. Hope they catch whoever this is.

  • Have a phone handy to call government workers that take an hour to arrive…


  • This whole thing seems odd, first article about this said that it appeared the two people were shot threw the trailer, meaning the shooter(s) was outside. If the shooter(s) was outside, It’s unlikely that this was a home invasion since the home was never invaded. (just assuming this from how the other article sounded to me) MOST home invasions people go INSIDE your house and demand whatever they want (most of the time money or drugs) Anyway I understand the two victims are in the hospital but one of them should at least be able to say If anything was stolen, anything was demanded, anything was said. Seems really weird If the answer to all three of those questions is NO.

    • In my opinion, The exterior area of your house, is your home as well as the inside of your dwelling. Someone in your yard or house, i believe it is a invasion of Your space. Nothing was taken. Nothing is concrete to prove who they think it is. They hired someone with a flat bed off craigslist, to haul actual real garbage, to take off their property a few times. They stopped using his service, cause the man began to act strange over the last month.Seemed like a harmless issue taken care of and over with. Cause they were shot from the outside, no one saw directly who, only assumptions of who. There might be some forensics to connect it someday but you need the gun &. There may be other forensics but that takes time. I wish these kids well & speedy recovery.

      Be careful SO HUM there is a psycho on the lose down there. Hire people you know! Be careful of craigslist services offering for hire in our area, especially ads offering services up here but are driving up here from bay area & central valley. Take precautions, it can save you and your families lives.

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