UPDATE: Carlotta Shooting Investigation Ongoing



The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reports the gunshot victim is being transported to the hospital but the individual's condition was not immediately available.

An investigation is ongoing.


At approximately 2:30 p.m., a man called 911 reporting he had been in a shootout with three masked suspects on Hwy 36 near Carlotta.

According to the caller, the suspects fled in a white Dodge when he returned fire.
The caller said that a friend had been shot.

According to medical personnel on scene speaking over the radio at 3 p.m., a 62-year-old man is being prepared to be taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies are responding to the report of a gunshot victim in the Carlotta area but details are limited at this time and more information will be released when available and appropriate.

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