Trinity County Sheriff’s officials say they don’t feel the public is in danger following a shooting in Big Bar from which the suspect remains at large.
Deputies responded to 911 calls about 10:40 p.m. Sunday, that many gunshots had been heard, along with vehicles speeding away from the area. Immediately afterward, another caller disclosed that a male subject had been shot. According to dispatch logs, another caller reported that a vehicle had crashed into a fence in Big Bar and that it may be related to the previous reports.
Sheriff’s Detective Josh Ford said Downriver Fire Department personnel transported the gunshot victim to a nearby helipad to wait for an air ambulance.
“Law enforcement personnel responded to the scene at which time they contacted the victim in the matter,” the release states. “While the victim was being treated by medical personnel, a brief statement was obtained.”
When air ambulance companies declined due to unsafe weather, the victim was taken to a Redding hospital by Trinity County Life Support.
Sheriff’s Detective Josh Ford said TCLS staff did “a stellar job” in getting the victim to the hospital, as he’d lost a lot of blood.
The Sheriff's release said the victim was in stable condition as of Monday morning.
Deputies served search warrants at the location where the suspect was believed to be. “The suspect however was not located and it was later discovered that they fled the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement,” the release says. Officers from California Highway Patrol and California Department of Fish and Wildlife assisted with the case.
The suspect remained outstanding as of Monday, and the matter remains under investigation.
“This matter was an isolated incident and at this time, the Sheriff’s Office does not believe that there is any threat to the public,” the TCSO release states.