[Update 7:25 p.m.] Early-Morning Shooting at McCullens Motel


Photo by Laurie Jensen

Reader/Photographer Laurie Jensen is alerting us to a shooting that occurred at the McCullens Motel in Eureka early this morning.

“At approximately 4:30 a.m. I thought I heard gunfire coming from the McCullens Street Motel,” Jensen said.

Jensen said an officer with the department confirmed that someone had been shot. However, the officer didn’t give her any information beyond that.

Jensen says the whole area is blocked off for the department to investigate. We’ll update this post when we get more information.


Photo by Laurie Jensen

Update 12:09 p.m.: Another reader is telling us that the shooting happened closer to 3 a.m.

Update 12:20 p.m.: Photos from reader Desirae Zuniga.

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Update 5:21 p.m.: According to an email from EPD PIO Brittany Powell, this morning’s shooting was a homicide.

Update 7:25 p.m.: EPD has released more information on this morning’s shooting. Click here to read their press release.



  • We live over off of higgins and we heard the gun shots!that time of morn,u can hear the freeway.bad place.prayers to the family.

  • That is probably the worst area in pukereaka lot of meth in that area howard . steet is near there to the Methicans have taken over that whole block .they buy there dope on Howard stay at the mcCullens motel .duh dope deal gone bad .

  • Does anybody know who were looking for I heard that the suspect is still out there?

  • Back in the day it was Fort Humboldt motel. It was much nicer then.
    Howard st. has always been a super bad drug area. So, sad! Prayers to the family.

  • I was wondering if they have an idea who did this?or who she is.

  • Thanks for the photos Desirae.
    Be safe, that area is full of criminal activity.
    Sad to see this in a town I was once proud of.

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