Scanner traffic starting at approximately 9:30 p.m. indicated that law enforcement is responding to the 2500 block of Black Bart Drive near Redwood Valley after receiving seven reports of shots fired and one report of a “firefight going on in the roadway.”
One of the reporting parties told dispatch that she believes “something bad is going on.” The dispatcher relayed to responding units the shots are reportedly emanating from a cannabis grow.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has requested California Highway Patrol assist in the situation and will be staging near the scene.
UPDATE 10:09 p.m.: Law enforcement is actively establishing perimeter control on the scene. One group of officers is checking in with one of the reporting parties in close proximity to the property the shots were thought to originate.
UPDATE 10:37 pm.: Several of the units at the scene are being released from the reported scene of where the “shots” were reported. In addition, there has been at least one report that the “shots” may have been firecrackers.
UPDATE 10:51 p.m.: Law enforcement is actively working to make contact with residents of 2500 Black Bart West drive, the property reported to be the source of the gunfire.
They are attempting a Public Address system callout to make contact with the occupants of the address.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.