[UPDATE 11:46 a.m.: CHP Says No Danger to the Community] Victim With Multiple Gunshot Wounds in Hoopa
Law enforcement is currently engaged in a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled the scene after a violent incident unfolded early this morning near Laura’s Kitchen, a closed restaurant on the main street in Hoopa not far from the Tribal Police Station and the mini mart.
The incident was first reported over the police scanner at around 7:30 a.m. today. According to preliminary information, an unidentified suspect left a victim with multiple gunshot wounds near the empty business. REACH helicopter is on their way to pick up the victim and are expected to be there by about 8:15.
In response to the ongoing situation, authorities have called for the assistance of a K-9 unit to aid in the search for the suspect.
Today is the Jump Dance Ceremony and it is taking place in Hoopa.
Details regarding the victim’s condition and the motive behind the attack remain unclear at this time. Residents in the vicinity are urged to exercise caution and remain vigilant as the police operation unfolds. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available on this developing story.
UPDATE 9:48 a.m.: We received information from a solid source that this was a CHP officer shot a suspect. We have requested information from the CHP but they have not yet responded.
UPDATE 11:36 a.m.: We received a photo of the incident scene where a large number of officers are located.
Update 11:46 a.m.: A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol, Sgt. Matt Harvey contacted us saying there is no danger to the community. He could not confirm any details yet about the incident. However, he did want to assure the community, “There’s is no suspect outstanding…There will be a time today when more information is released.”
NOTE: At the request of a person who was quoted, we removed their description of the Jump Ceremony.