Man Shot in Leg by Home Invaders

Press release from Eureka Police Department:

On February 2, 2017, at about 3:02 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 1400 block of McCullens Avenue for the report that a male had been shot by an unknown suspect. Officers located the male victim laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his upper leg. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Based on the investigation, it appears the victim woke up to at least two unknown males in his home in the process of stealing marijuana. The victim confronted the suspects and chased them out to the street where he heard a “pop” and felt a sharp pain in his leg. The suspects were last seen running south on Iowa Street.

Officers searched the area and located a trail of marijuana leading from the victim’s residence to Allard Avenue. No suspects were located. The suspects were only described as at least two males.

The victim is being treated for a serious injury to the leg. Anyone with information is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060.

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