Aug 6, 2016

HCSO detectives are currently investigating a shooting in Pine Hill

HCSO is investigating a shooting on Pine Hill. Detectives are on the scene.

Lt. Wayne Hanson just confirmed the gunshot victim transported to St. Joe's below is from this alleged crime scene.

Withholding address and possible identity of victim or people involved for now. Detectives don't need a crowd. Also, out of respect because family and friends don't need to find out via media. And, they are investigating so any details right now could compromise the investigation.

Press Release:

On 08/06/16 at about 5:40 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Crestview Dr. in Eureka for a report of a possible self-inflicted gunshot victim. Upon their arrival, deputies located a male subject suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was located lying next to a black colored four door Toyota Tacoma pick-up, which he is believed to be associated with. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Due to the suspicious nature of the shooting, HCSO Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating this matter. The victim's identity is being withheld at this time pending the on-going investigation.

Hat tip to Kym Kemp who first reported that a "gunshot victim was rushed to St. Joseph hospital with serious trauma from the outskirts of Eureka about 5:45 p.m."

I spoke to Lt. Hanson, just a few minutes later and learned about the Pine Hill shooting and that this was  connected to the alleged victim.

The link below has photos of the alleged crime scene.

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