[UPDATE 6:56 p.m.] Breaking News: Gunshot Victim on E Street in Eureka
A woman was shot in the 1000 block of E Street in Eureka a little before six tonight, according to the scanner. Medical is staging. Chatter on the scanner describes a male suspect and a “high caliber rifle” fleeing the scene.
Local resident Anna Hamilton tells us that the fire department is staging near the 900 block.
“My neighbor said there were several shots,” Hamilton said which agrees with what the scanner reported.
Eureka Chief of Police Andrew Mills is there, says our reporter on the scene. A patient was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital.
Please note this is breaking news and details are unfolding rapidly. We are attempting to bring you accurate and fast information. Please be patient.
UPDATE 6:17 p.m.: More photos from Oliver Cory below.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: The photos below are by Mark McKenna, a fantastic news photographer.
UPDATE 6:56 p.m.: Below we have a video. Here are the major points according to Captain Brian Stephens of the Eureka Police Department. At 5:43 p.m. multiple shots were fired in the vicinity of Grant and E street. Later, officers learned there was a victim on E Street. They located a female with multiple gunshots wounds. She was conscious and speaking when she left the scene in an ambulance.
Steven Nicholas Upton is the suspect. He is age 26. He is a white male adult who is 5′ 10″ and 150 pounds. He has strawberry blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark grey or black hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie. Upton is believed to have left running south on E Street. He is currently wanted for attempted murder. “Anyone who has any information about his location should use extreme caution. We believe he is still armed.”
UPDATE 7:19 p.m.: John Chiv local blogger and occasional contributor to this site states that the suspect also refused to testify in the trial of Bodhi Tree. See Chiv’s story here.
UPDATE 7:48 p.m.: Suspect is associated with a white Lincoln or a maroon Toyota Tercel.