[Update 4:05 p.m.] Man Shot with Flare Gun Near Truesdale Street in Eureka
Emergency personnel are at the scene of a reported flare-gun shooting near the foot of Truesdale Street in Eureka. The call went over the scanner a little before 3:30 p.m.
Our reporter Mark McKenna at the scene tells us the victim was shot with a flare gun near a set of picnic tables in the area. The suspect fled into the Palco Marsh but was quickly detained by officers who were in the area on an unrelated call.
Update 4:05 p.m.: McKenna tells us officers have not located the flare gun yet. Captain Steve Watson of the Eureka Police Department told McKenna that the incident appeared to be a “transient-on-transient crime.”