Photos: Ryan Burns.

Downtown Eureka heads are turning in the direction of the Royal Inn Motel at the moment, where a large number of Eureka police officers have pulled over and detained a man who was driving a black Dodge pickup.

According to Sgt. Leonard LaFrance, who spoke with the Outpost’s Ryan Burns at the scene, the vehicle and its driver are believed to be associated somehow with a “report of shots fired” call that came into the department a few minutes earlier, at around 1:50 p.m.

On Twitter, Eureka Police chief Steve Watson said that the department has confirmed that shots were, in fact, fired, and that the department is still investigating.