No Foul Play, Says Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson About Person With a Fatal Gunshot Wound Near Ettersburg Last Night
The person who was reported to have a gunshot wound on Upper Mattole Canyon Road about 10 p.m. yesterday died at the scene and was not transported by a pickup as was originally reported on the scanner last night.
“There was no foul play,” said Humboldt County Sheriff’s spokesperson Stacy Hanson. Nor, she said, was the individual taken from the scene as was originally reported on the scanner. “Deputies responded to the scene and investigated,” she said. “The Coroner was called.”
At the time of the incident, scanner reports indicate that the deputy wasn’t able to respond immediately because the scene required more than 2WD to access. Hanson explained that the Garberville office did have a 4WD vehicle but, she said, “It had a dead battery.” Then when the vehicle was jumped “all the service lights came on.” Because of the vehicle issues, it took awhile for another 4WD to be brought to the area.
Earlier Chapter: Gunshot Victim Being Driven to Town