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Shortly before 1:00 this afternoon, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a drive-by shooting south on Highway 101 south of Benbow. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Sheriff’s Deputies responded and learned that a white sedan occupied by three Hispanic males had been traveling southbound on Hwy 101. A preliminary investigation indicates that a second vehicle occupied by four white males pulled up next to the sedan and opened fire. One of the men in the white sedan was shot once; the suspect vehicle continued traveling southbound. The injured victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.
The suspect vehicle is a white or beige sport utility vehicle, possible a Chevy Tahoe.
The case is currently under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information about this case should call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.