UPDATE, 9:15 a.m.: From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 10-01-2014, at approximately 4:45 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a shooting that just occurred on McClellan Mountain, Bridgeville. The reporting party told the 911 dispatcher someone just shot his friend. The reporting party said he believed there were two suspects, both with long hair, both armed, who were still in the area. Deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene. While deputies were responding to the scene, the reporting party left the scene and drove the victim to a local hospital.
Deputies and detectives are currently at the crime scene on McClellan Mountain. They are being assisted in the search for the suspects by a California Highway Patrol Helicopter. Detectives met with the victim and the reporting party at the hospital and are taking statements. Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Deputies are currently investigating the crime. Further information will be released as available and appropriate.
UPDATE, 8:10 a.m.: Tweet from the Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office’s Lt. Steve Knight:
Shooting McClellan Mountain, Bridgeville. Incident still being investigated. One man confirmed shot, suspects at large. HCSO on scene— Steve Knight (@SteveKnightHCSO) October 1, 2014
Details are scant, but scanner throughout the early hours of the morning indicates that the Sheriff’s Office and multiple other law enforcement and emergency agencies have been responding to a major incident off Highway 36 past Bridgeville.
One person at the scene was detained at gunpoint. Another has been hospitalized. Sheriff’s Office deputies have been searching for people in the woods, but whether they are looking for victims or suspects is not yet clear.
We’ll have more information as soon as we can get it.