Press release from the Eureka Police Department:


On December 4, 2020, at about 9:35 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to an alley near the 2000 block of Summer Street for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

Officers located a 40-year-old male victim who was bleeding from gunshot wounds. Officers applied a tourniquet while Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded. The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening wounds.

Based on statements provided on scene, it appears the victim was in the alley when two unknown males approached and tried to sell him heroin. An argument ensued and one of the male suspects brandished a firearm and shot the victim.

The suspects immediately fled through the alley. The suspects were only described as being younger, possibly 18 to 19 years old, and were wearing red face masks. This is an active investigation and additional information will be released as available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Corrie Watson at (707) 441-4032.