FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2023
Subject: Shooting near Cooper Gulch
On December 20, 2023, at approximately 8:56 P.M., officers from the Eureka Police Department responded to the report of a shooting that had occurred near Myrtle and 8 th Street in Eureka. The reporting party was located in the 2000 block of 5th Street suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. Medical aid was summoned to this location and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Based on the initial investigation, it appears a group of juveniles and young adults were at Coopers Gulch park area. While at the park, one person in this group got into a physical altercation with a female. After the altercation, the female left the scene. This same female returned a short time later with several other individuals, all inside of a vehicle. When they encountered the group of juveniles and young adults from the altercation, who were now walking near Myrtle and 8th Streets, the right front passenger produced a firearm and shot several rounds at the group. The vehicle then fled the area in an unknown direction.
During the investigation we have also learned a second person in the group suffered a non-life-threatening injury as a result of a gunshot wound. This individual was also treated at a local hospital.
The shooter’s identity is unknown at this time.
This appears to be an isolated incident and there no known direct threats to the community. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detective Joseph Couch at (707) 798-0191.
Media Release Prepared by: Assistant Chief Brian Stephens