[UPDATE 10:02 p.m.:] 60-Year-Old Wounded in Shooting that Follows Traffic Accidents
One person appears to be shot following two traffic collisions in Eureka. One collision occurred at Carson Park and H Street and a second traffic collision occurred on D and Long Streets. Scanner traffic about 7:30 p.m. indicated that a 60-year-old man was the victim. We believe he is at the hospital.
The Eureka Police Department has put out a BOLO for the suspect saying he was likely driving a blue Jeep Cherokee with major
front rear end damage. Operation Safe Streets posted this.
UPDATE 8:43 p.m.: According to a Eureka Police Depatment Sergeant at the scene, the original traffic collision occurred on I Street and Carson Street leaving broken glass behind. Then the same two vehicles hit again on Carson and H Street. Reportedly a bullet shell was found at that scene. Presumably that is where the shot was fired at the white Camaro shown in the top photo. Then at D and Long the white camaro pulled over. The driver walked away from the vehicle and then somehow traveled to St. Joe’s.
UPDATE 10:02 p.m.: A reader witnessed some of the events. She tells us,
The car accident in Eureka with the 60-year old injured person started somewhere on I. Street with a shotgun blast or wreck or backfire (couldn’t tell which one but didn’t see it, just heard the initial boom). The jeep then took a high speed turn onto Carson street, stopped at the stop sign before H. Street and the white Camero followed, without stopping ran straight into the back of the Jeep- popped the Jeep foward and raised back tires completely off ground, loud crash/boom. Jeep continued on Carson, I lost sight of the Jeep b/c it was still able to drive fast. But the Camero also continued on Carson slower because driver couldn’t see due to front end damage. Camero turned right on F. street (at Carson and and F. can only turn right or left).