Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


On 11-05-17 at about 5:25 PM Deputies were dispatched to the Redwood Memorial Hospital on a report of a shooting victim.

Upon arrival the Deputies talked to the victim who told them earlier in the day he was on Indianola Reservation Rd in Loleta when he heard two gunshots. He turned to the direction the shots had came from and was struck in the right eye and shoulder with what appeared to be bird shot. The victim did not see the person who shot him but did see a “hunting-type dog.”  Doctors later confirmed he was shot with bird shot.

The victim was flown south for advanced medical treatment and not expected to die from his injuries. This case is being investigated as a negligent discharge of a firearm.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating the suspect. Please call 445-7251 if you have any information regarding this investigation.