Injured Man Whose Home Was Sprayed With Bullets in October Speaks Out
Over a month ago, on October 1, a double shooting in Southern Humboldt shocked the community. Two people living to the east of Garberville on Wade Road were injured when the bus they were staying in was sprayed with bullets. The woman lost her eye. The man was hit by two bullets in the neck but still managed to get the woman to medical help.
Yesterday, KMUD’s Terri Klemetson interviewed one of the survivors, Adam Godlove and graciously shared the interview here.
Listen to the whole interview if you can but here are a few of the important points.
The shooting happened about 11 p.m on October 1st.
Adam Godlove and Melissa Vallecillo (Meli) were the victims.
The generator was going so the victims didn’t hear anything until the bullets began shattering the windows.
“I took two bullets to the throat essentially and a bunch of ricocheted fragments,” said Godlove.
Melissa Vallecillo was hit in the eye and above the eye.
Because of the violence, medical personnel are told to stage–stay back from the scene of the shooting. Godlove drove to where they were on Alderpoint Road. When he learned that they were unable to come to the crime scene, he walked back to the bus while wounded and put Vallecillo in another car. He brought her to the medics.
Meanwhile Godlove said, “I had no idea if he was just hiding in the woods…I definitely had fear of getting shot more… .”
As a result of the shooting Vallecillo lost her eye. She and Godlove are out of the hospital recovering.
The situation has been very difficult as a suspect has not been arrested. “My entire home was very broken…bullets every where,” Godlove said. In addition, his cat disappeared.
Godlove credits the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with being a great help even though, Klemetson says the 87 marijuana plants in the area were cut down by deputies.
There is a fundraiser for the two victims on Friday, November 13 at the Garberville theater. Or a GoFundMe site has been setup here.
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