On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gunshot victim at a Redwood Memorial Hospital (RMH). Deputies met with the 24 year old female victim with a gunshot wound to the upper leg. The victim stated she was in her parked vehicle in a turnout on Hwy 254 near Miranda when two masked male subjects approached her vehicle and began shooting at her vehicle. The victim exited her vehicle and the suspects demanded money and drugs, neither of which the victim produced. The suspects then took her cell phone, shot the victim in the leg and fled in an unknown vehicle in an unknown direction. The victim was later picked up by a passerby and was taken to RMH and is in stable condition.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this incident as an attempted homicide. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.