[UPDATE 8:05 p.m.] Shooting in Eureka
Eureka Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting which occurred today at approximately 4:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of G Street in Eureka. A K-9 unit is headed into the Greenbelt. Other officers are searching in a variety of other areas.
According to scanner traffic, there is one victim with an arm wound which reportedly was caused by a shotgun. We have a reporter on the way and we’ll be updating as soon as possible.
Update 5:10 p.m.: A perimeter is being set up around these points: @ 13 & S; skate park; P st; 12th & O; 15th & K.
UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Three suspects–white, black and Hispanic male adults—are being sought by Eureka Police tonight following an altercation between occupants of two adjoining Floyd Squires apartments. According to Ron Khunel a resident of the area, there had been constant problems with both places. Chief Andrew Mills confirmed there were repeated service calls from the two. Allegedly one of the suspects shot the victim with a double barreled shotgun injuring the man’s arm.
According to Chief Mills, this does not appear to be a random shooting. Residents should be cautious but EPD is not requesting them to shelter in place.
UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: All photos below by Mark McKenna.
Update 8:05 p.m.:
Press release from the Eureka Police Department
On December 16, 2016, at about 4:23 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 1600 block of G Street for the report of a male that had been shot. The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived.
Multiple witnesses state that three male suspects arrived at the residence and were involved in an argument. One of the males fired a shotgun and struck the male victim in the arm. The three suspects fled on foot and were last seen entering the greenbelt near 17th and J Streets. Officers searched the area extensively but were unable to locate the suspects.
The male victim was transported to the hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The suspects were described as white and Hispanic male juveniles wearing dark clothing, one armed with a shotgun. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044.