Support local journalism by subscribing today! Click Here to see our current offers.

Crescent City police are looking for a man who fired up to five shots from a shotgun into a vehicle in the 700 block of C Street shortly early Monday morning.

At 12:35 a.m., police received a 911 call from a woman who said she heard multiple gunshots outside her home on C Street.

When officers arrived, they located a vehicle that appeared to have been shot multiple times in the engine compartment. Officers also found several empty shotgun shells on the ground.

Police Chief Richard Griffin said officers believe a man fired five shots using a 12-guage shotgun into the engine of the vehicle.

A witness in the area reported seeing a man getting into a white four-door vehicle shortly after hearing the shots fired.

Griffin said there were no injuries related to the incident and no threats were made toward anyone.

“We are looking for residents in the area who may have surveillance cameras that either recorded the incident or the vehicle leaving the area,” Griffin said in a press release.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to the call the Crescent City Police Department at 707-464-2133 during regular business hour and the Del Norte Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 707-464-4191 any time.

Tips can also be said via email to ccpd@crescentcity.org. You can now also submit information using the department’s online reporting portal located at https://www.crescentcity.org/Police-Form. If you prefer to provide information confidentially you can utilize the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.


Online Poll

Do you believe the COVID-19 pandemic will end by this summer?

You voted:

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

1. Be Civil. No bullying, name calling, or insults.
2. Keep it Clean and Be Nice. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
3. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
4. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
5. Be Proactive. Let us know of abusive posts. Multiple reports will take a comment offline.
6. Stay On Topic. Any comment that is not related to the original post will be deleted.
7. Abuse of these rules will result in the thread being disabled, comments denied, and/or user blocked.