Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an early morning shooting near Bridgeville which left one person injured.
On August 3, 2020, at about 3:50 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Carlotta area for the report of a male victim with a gunshot wound.
Deputies arrived on scene and located the 56-year-old victim with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The victim told deputies that he had been parked at a turnout along Highway 36 near Larabee Buttes Road when an unknown Jeep pulled beside his vehicle. A passenger of the Jeep then reportedly began shooting at the victim’s vehicle, striking the victim twice. The Jeep then fled west on Highway 36.
The victim told deputies that he attempted to chase the Jeep but lost sight of the vehicle. The victim continued driving to Carlotta, where he contacted a friend to call emergency services.
The suspect vehicle is described as a 1990’s model Jeep Cherokee with aluminum wheels, square headlights and a roof rack. The number of suspects in the vehicle and their identities are unknown at this time.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.