Report of a Shooting in Willow Creek; Possible Suspect Detained in Blue Lake

Suspect being put into vehicle by HCSO Photo by Bobby Kroeker

Suspect being put into vehicle by HCSO [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

At approximately 12:32 PM this afternoon, deputies and an ambulance responded to the report of a possible gunshot victim at the Willow Creek Community Health Center.  The victim had multiple gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.  The shooting was believed to have happened on Saber Tooth Road in Hoopa near Titlow Hill.

Scanner traffic indicates a possible suspect was located and detained at the Pump’n Play Gas Station in Blue Lake. (See photo above.)

Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office stated, “The gunshot victim is being airlifted….There was a robbery of the victim’s yellow pickup truck. We’re not sure where the yellow truck is right now.”  Hanson said deputies had “several suspects.”

“We’re on scene sorting things out,” Hanson said.

We will be updating this story as details unfold.

UPDATE 9:43 p.m.:

On 08-12-2016 at 11:50 a.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred off Sabretooth Road, Willow Creek It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office that approximately 2- 3 male suspects took the victim’s yellow pickup truck. While deputies were responding to the scene they received information that a male victim had been shot.

The male victim is currently being airlifted to an out of the area hospital. At this time unknown condition on the male victim. Sheriff Deputies are currently securing the scene. Detectives have been called out to take over the investigation. 

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



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