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On April 17, 2020, at about 5:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Murray Road and Highway 101 in McKinleyville for the report of a gunshot victim.
Upon arrival, deputies located a 65-year-old female victim with multiple injuries constant with a possible BB gun. The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
Deputies learned that the female victim had been walking along Murray Road at the Highway 101 overpass when she was shot with a possible BB gun from a passing vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene.
While on scene, deputies received the report of a 50-year-old male victim also sustaining possible BB gun-related injuries from a passing vehicle on McKinleyville Avenue. The victim declined medical attention.
The suspect vehicle has been identified as a dark gray Toyota Prius with unknown license plates. A surveillance photo of the vehicle has been attached to this press release.
The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male adult, approximately 20-30 years old wearing glasses. The suspect, a passenger of the vehicle, is described as a white male adult, approximately 20-30 years old, without facial hair or glasses.
This case is under investigation.
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.