[UPDATE 10:53 p.m. Highland and Cottage Closed] Law Enforcement Searching for Suspects That May Have Been Involved in Gunshots Fired During an Argument
Shots appear to have been fired in the area of Highland Avenue and Cottage Street in Eureka tonight a resident of Highland Avenue tells us. Morgan, who doesn’t want to give her last name, said that about 9:30 p.m., she heard noises. “I heard three pops right in a row,” she said. “It sounded like fireworks. But then it sounded more like shots.”
Morgan looked out the window towards the intersection of Highland and Cottage and saw multiple law enforcement vehicles. As of 10 p.m. she was seeing “at least six cop cars–some Ford Explorers,” she said.
The Lost Coast Outpost scanner monitor indicates that this began as an argument with firearms. Law enforcement appears to have approached in large numbers about 9:36 p.m. Several subjects fled and law enforcement set up a perimeter to locate the fleeing suspects.
UPDATE 10:51 p.m.: Highland and Cottage are blocked, according to our reporter Bobby Kroeker who is on the scene. A pickup at the scene, he said, was being searched by law enforcement but the two occupants were allowed to leave with their vehicle.
UPDATE 10:53 p.m.: Law enforcement is towing an Impala for evidence, reports Bobby Kroeker.