On 11/4/2023, at about 7:40 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Copenhagen Road and Table Bluff Road near Loleta for the report of a shooting.
Deputies arrived at the location and contacted a male victim who sustained what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his hand. Deputies rendered first aid to the victim until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was later transported to a nearby hospital and expected to survive his injuries.
Deputies spoke with the victim and witnesses and learned the victim was driving a U-Haul near the intersection of Copenhagen Road and Table Bluff in Loleta. The victim observed an unknown vehicle approaching the intersection opposite him. The vehicle stopped in front of the U-Haul and a subject began shooting at the U-Haul. The U-Haul was struck several times and the suspect vehicle fled eastbound Table Bluff Road.
Deputies inspected the U-Haul and discovered multiple bullet holes in front of the vehicle. The Major Crimes Division was called out to investigate the shooting and collect evidence.
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.
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