[UPDATE 6:43 p.m.] Fatal Shooting in Fortuna

Breaking news graphicPer scanner traffic, Fortuna Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that just occurred near the 3100 Block of Rohnerville Road and North Loop Road.  The male suspect, only described as having curly hair, fled the scene, south on Rohnerville Road in a white mini van.

Scanner traffic is also indicating Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance have cancelled their response due to the victim being deceased.

A CHP helicopter is currently in the area looking for the suspect.

UPDATE 1:14 p.m.: Bridgeville Elementary School is on lockdown according to scanner traffic.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m.:

Homicide scene

Homicide scene [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

Scene of the crime. [photo by Bobby Kroeker]
Scene of the crime. [photo by Bobby Kroeker]

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.:

Chief of Police. William Dobberstein.

Fortuna Chief of Police William Dobberstein addressed the media. [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

Fortuna Chief of Police William Dobberstein told the media that the suspect and victim knew each other. He said, the weapon used was a revolver but at this time, it is not known what caliber.

Dobberstein said law enforcement knows the suspect’s name but is not releasing it at this time. The victim’s name is not being released now either. The Chief described the suspect’s vehicle as a white Dodge Caravan.

 UPDATE 6:43 p.m.:  Click the following link for new information as Law Enforcement Searches for the Suspect in Today’s Homicide.



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