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[UPDATES] Multiple Gunshots Reported in Ukiah Westside

Scanner reports indicate that as of 7:45 p.m. Mendocino County Sheriff Office deputies are responding to reports of gunshots in the area of Court Street in Ukiah’s westside. The scanner indicates deputies are”out with one male likely associated.”

Leah M. Anderson Mendoza, a resident of Ukiah’s Westside, told us she heard upwards of seven gunshots that sounded very close to her backyard on Hillcrest Avenue. 

This article will be updated as the situation evolves…

UPDATE 8:33 p.m.

A Ukiah westside resident told us they saw Ukiah Police Department officers handcuff an individual on Freitas Avenue. They also reported Mendocino County Sheriffs were on scene.

UPDATE: 8:59 p.m.

Freitas Avenue resident Kelli Cosman took the picture below as law enforcement was investigating the circumstances and said as of now, the situation is all “cleared up”.

Law enforcement investigating the area where the shooting occurred [Picture from Kelli Cosman]

UPDATE 9:32 p.m.

A resident of Court Street told us he lives next door to the home where the shooting occurred. The resident told us his wife heard shots fired and then people yelling “run.”

UPDATE 11/17/2020 8:35 a.m.

According to Ukiah Police Department’s Public Information Officer Cedric Crook, officers responded to shots fired on Court Street last night at approximately 7:30 p.m. Office Crook did say an arrest occurred last night on the same block as the shooting but the arrest was not related to the incident. He assured that “nobody was injured as a result of the shooting” and characterized the investigation as active. He asked that “Anyone with additional information or surveillance footage is urged to contact UPD at 463-6262.” 

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