[UPDATE 11:16 p.m.] Shots Fired Near Hydesville; Residents Told to Shelter in Place
According to scanner traffic, a man has shot a dog in the Hydesville area. [Update: the dog shooting actually occurred two years earlier but there was shots hitting the home of the people calling for help.] Law enforcement is at the scene. They were talking to the suspect but “the subject is no longer responding” as of 10:45 p.m.
The following message has been sent to residents of the area.
Police Activity Hwy 36 – Stay Inside
Please stay inside with doors locked while law enforcement is active in the vicinity of Highway 36 and Harville Lane. Await all clear from Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE 10:55 p.m.: The Sheriff’s office is with a barricaded subject, according to dispatch over the scanner. They have called for an ambulance and backup from the California Highway Patrol.
UPDATE 11:01 p.m.: A Fortuna Police unit is also responding.
UPDATE 11:16 p.m.: Scanner traffic said something very close to, “The subject is not responding to repeated commands and the family is not compliant…The mother and father is in the main residence…and the suspect is [barricaded in mother-in-law unit?]”
UPDATE 8 a.m. Saturday: We have had several neighbors report that the suspect has been taken into custody. We will attempt to get further information.
UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Saturday: Suspect Barricaded in Hydesville Home After Shooting at Neighbors Last Night, Says Sheriff’s Office