SECOND UPDATE: Reports of Shots Fired Has McKinleyville Neighborhood Sheltering in Place



According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office all safety restrictions have been lifted and residents are allowed to move freely in the Reasor Road area.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact law enforcement.

There were no injuries at the scene and no gunshot wound victims have been reported at local hospitals, Lt. Samuel Williams said in an email.

The HCSO release on the incident is posted at the end of the story.

Some residents in a one mile circle of the Murray Apartments near Reasor Road are being asked to shelter in place, according to the incident commander’s request after a fight with shots fired occurred between two groups.

Please remember that information is coming in from a multitude of sources and law enforcement is on the scene attempting to sort out what occurred. However, officers are looking for a blue Chevrolet Cavalier with a black male adult as one possible suspect. They also are searching for a possibly discarded firearm.

A perimeter is being set up in the Reasor Road area.

Read the full release from the HCSO below:

On 07-24-2019, at about 10:00 AM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls from citizens reporting shots being fired near the 1400 block of Reasor Rd., in McKinleyville. It was reported that a black male adult wearing a black and red sports jersey was involved in the incident and was recently seen leaving the area of Larissa Cr. in a blue sedan. Later reports suggested there may have been an exchange of gun fire between a group of individuals.

Deputies along with members of the California Highway Patrol, Arcata Police, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Cal Fire immediately responded to the area to investigate. Arcata Fire and Mad River Ambulance responded and staged to assist. A Humboldt Alert was issued to those within a one-mile radius of the incident location, directing them to stay indoors.

The scene was secured around the area of Reasor Rd. and Larissa Cr., and an investigation was conducted. Several individuals were detained and later released. It was determined there may have been two groups of individuals involved in an altercation in which a black male adult wearing a red and black sports jersey had discharged a handgun. Deputies and Officers searched the area for the blue sedan. Several vehicles were investigated but were determined not to be involved in the incident. The involved blue sedan was not located. A search of the area was conducted, and no firearms were located. Deputies did not locate anyone who had been injured, and there were no reports made of any injuries or gunshot victims in this incident. The identity of the involved parties is unknown at this time, as they had either left the scene prior to Law Enforcement arrival or were not cooperative in providing information on scene.

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