Eureka Police Dept. Press Release:

On 5-15-13, at about 2223 hours, The Eureka Police Department received several calls reporting approximately four gunshots in the vicinity of the 1900 block of J Street in the city of Eureka. Officers responded and attempted to locate evidence of a shooting. At about 2234 hours, while officers were still on scene, the Eureka Police Department was notified by the St Joseph Hospital Emergency room that they were giving care to a male with a gunshot wound. 

Eureka Police Officers were able to connect the “shots fired” call to the wounded male at the hospital. The Eureka Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division responded to assume the investigation. The wounded man is a 24 years old Eureka native, who was in surgery at the time of this news release. He is expected to survive. 

This incident occurred across the street from the Eureka High School, however is not involved with the school and the scene is considered safe. No school shutdown is expected. 

EPD Detectives expect an update news release later in the afternoon. Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact lead Detective Pete Cress or Senior Detective Ron Harpham. 

Detective Cress or 441-4390