Eureka Police Department press release: 

September 6, 2014, the Eureka Police Department (EPD) received a citizens report of shots fired in the green belt just south of the foot of Del Norte.  Officers went to that location and found Billy Rutherford with a head wound. Rutherford refused medical help and would not cooperate with investigating officers.  

A short time later officer’s were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Hospital where Eugene Fulton reported being shot in the leg.  He too reported being shot while in the green belt area and refused to cooperate with investigating officers. Neither of the wounds was life threatening. Police are investigating if the two shootings are related.  

Anyone with information about these shootings should call EPD at (707) 441-4060.