[UPDATE 3:09 p.m.] Life Flight Called for After Gunshot Victim Brought to Garberville Hospital; Sheriff’s Looking for Three Suspects
At approximately 12:20 p.m., dispatch reported a California Highway Patrol officer had been flagged down near China Creek by someone reporting that a person had been shot. The person reported that the gunshot victim was being brought to Jerold Phelps Hospital as a passenger in a private vehicle.
The victim received two shots, one in the back that went through him and one in the arm. The Sheriff’s office is looking for three black males suspects that apparently shot the victim from a white vehicle.
UPDATE 12:47 p.m.:The CHP helicopter is on its way from Redding to help look for the suspect vehicle, according to scanner traffic. Bobby Kroeker, our reporter, is at the hospital. There, he saw Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies interviewing a possible witness. UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: Dispatch estimates that the helicopter that is coming from Redding to help search for the suspects will be in the area the shooting took place about 1:30 p.m.
UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: The victim is now being transported by ambulance to another hospital.
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: The CHP helicopter is now overhead in the China Creek area and law enforcement is staging near there.
UPDATE 2:38 p.m.: Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies have located the crime scene, according to information on the scanner.
UPDATE 3:09 p.m.: The victim is intubated–most likely has a tube inserted in his throat–so is unable to provide more information, according to dispatch relaying information from the hospital.
Sgt. Taylor at the crime scene says they are processing information there but have been unable to locate the suspect vehicle.