[UPDATE 10:45 p.m. Possible Homicide] A Gunshot Victim Rushed to Hospital
According to scanner traffic, a gunshot victim was rushed to St. Joseph hospital with serious trauma from the outskirts of Eureka about 5:45 p.m. We’ve attempted to verify that this was an attempted suicide but can’t reach a public information officer for the Humboldt County Sheriff at this time.
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirms that one man is dead following an incident early this evening. “We don’t know if it’s a homicide or a suicide at this point,” he explained. “We are treating it as a possible homicide until we determine otherwise.”
Three detectives are now on scene trying to piece together what happened. We have a reporter heading to the area now.
UPDATE 7:44 p.m.: Our reporter on the scene, Bobby Kroeker, sends us the following photos.
UPDATE 8:41 p.m.: A neighbor tells us that he heard only a single “pop” that was much louder than the “usual” gunshots. He could not see the truck that the victim is associated with but he said he did not see or hear anyone leaving.
UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: ‘Suspicious’ Death Being Investigated, Says Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office