[UPDATE 2 p.m.: Shooting Involved Staff of the District Attorney’s Office ] One Victim at Scene of Gunshots in Eureka
Scanner traffic indicates there an investigation of shots fired in the 3200 block of Pine Street in Eureka. There is at least one victim being sent to the hospital as of noon. Though why the victim is going to the hospital has not been confirmed.
Currently, the Eureka Police are securing the residence where the incident happened.
“We have a lot of units on scene,” according to Brittany Powell, a spokesperson for the Eureka Police Department. “They are setting up a perimeter and searching residences around.”
This is still an active scene as of 12:10 p.m.
UPDATE 12:14 p.m.: North Coast News has graciously shared this photo from the scene.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: According to Cymphanie Sherman of North Coast News, neighbors heard between seven and nine shots. When they investigated, they discovered someone lying on the ground.
UPDATE 12:26 p.m.: The marker in the map below indicates the block but not the actual address of the area that law enforcement is currently searching. We can hear the Eureka Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department on the scanner still cautiously moving through the area. (See Kymkemp.com for a scanner that is covering this.)
UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills tweets that the officers are still clearing the residence.
— Andrew Mills (@ChiefAndyMills) January 26, 2016
UPDATE 12:50 p.m.: Brittany Powell reports that this is an officer involved shooting but not the Eureka Police.
Also Pine Street is closed from Harris to 3600 block. Please stay out of the area.
UPDATE 12:58 p.m.: Here are photos from the scene.
UPDATE 1:07 p.m.: An ear witness tells me that he heard what he thought was an exchange of gunfire–not just one person shooting.
UPDATE 2 p.m.: Maggie Fleming, Humboldt County’s District Attorney has confirmed that one of the DA’s officers was involved in the shooting. Reportedly the officer was fired at first and returned fire injuring the suspect.