Officers are armed with rifles in the area.

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.:

EPD Chief Andy Mills tells the Outpost that the suspect seems to have escaped the perimeter area.

The report was for shots fired inside a residence. Mills said that officers couldn’t legally search the home; however, they did find a Glock inside the home. A resident, who was not injured, insisted that no shots had been fired.

Mills did say, though, that several bullet holes were seen on the outside of the residence from a “previous incident.” He said that police will be forwarding the case to the city’s code enforcement unit.

“We’re going to do what we can to bring order to this neighborhood,” he said.

Mills said officers will be questioning the detained suspect. The shelter-in-place order has been lifted.


UPDATE, 12:28 p.m.:

B Street has been reopened. 

Sgt. Gary Whitmer is personally escorting elderly residents back into their homes.


UPDATE, 11:15 a.m.:

LoCO Editor Hank Sims is on scene and reports that one suspect has been detained.

Sgt. Gary Whitmer of the Eureka Police Department tells the Outpost that one person has been detained in connection with the incident. Another is still at large, and is believed to be within the perimeter.

Officers believe him to be a person with active outstanding warrants. They are still not 100 percent certain that shots were fired during the original call, though they had a couple of credible reports from callers.

They checked one house for victims and found none. A canine unit is on scene.


Photos by Ryan Burns.

The Eureka Police Department and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office have set up a perimeter around Buhne and Huntoon Streets between B and C Streets, after one or two suspects from a reported shooting fled on foot. 

Officers began searching for two shooting suspects, after a call came in around 10:15 a.m., stating that gunshots were heard from a residence on the 2400 block of C Street.

An officer could be apprehending one suspect at gunpoint via scanner traffic. The suspect then fled the scene and evaded arrest.

The suspect who fled the scene was identified as a white or hispanic man, 200 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black hat.

LoCO reporter Ryan Burns reports that officers remain stationed in the area, and have closed off B Street within the perimeter. 

No medical personnel are on scene.

We will update when we know more.