Homicide at Hammond Park in Eureka
“The patient has died, but we won’t confirm the person’s name or age until the coroner does their deal,” said Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills.
Multiple witnesses reported hearing several gunshots. Acting-Sergeant Shawn Sopoaga of the Eureka Police Department confirmed 9-1-1 dispatch had received multiple calls to that effect.
“We got on scene and found the gentleman here who was laying on the ground consistent with having a gunshot wound,” said Sopoaga. “At this time we’re still investgating – trying to build what happened and get more suspect information.”
E Street was blocked from 14th Street to 15th Street in order for officers to investigate the scene. Officers interviewed witnesses at the park and have learned that more than one person left the scene of the crime.
Sopoaga said, “From some of the people around here, they said they saw a group of people running.”