Saturday, January 28, 2023

Two Gunshots, Vehicle Peeling Out, Males Heard Yelling on Ukiah’s Laws Avenue


Scanner traffic at 10:08 p.m. indicates law enforcement is responding to Laws Avenue in Ukiah regarding reports of gunshots followed by the sound of a vehicle peeling out of the area and a group of males heard yelling.

One of the reporting parties told dispatch they watched two vehicles leave the scene from their vantage point on South Dora.

An officer on the scene reported the situation seemed under control and there was no obvious sign of the incident.

The dispatcher told law enforcement that two reporting parties had described hearing the gunshots.

UPDATE 10:21 p.m.: A law enforcement officer on the scene reported no signs of the shooting were located.

UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates that officers are out with a vehicle they suspect to have been involved with the gunshots.

UPDATE 10:34 p.m.: An officer on the scene investigating Laws Avenue said he was unable to locate any ballistics or evidence of the shooting.

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.

This map is intended to give readers a general sense of where the incident occurred.



  1. Yesterday while it was still daylight a little black car came flying across state street with 3 police cars in tow lights and sirens blazing! I expected to read about it on I guess Matt was wrapping presents or something. Merry Christmas y’all! Remember the Christ (Jesus) in Christmas ✝️🕊Be kind, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We call that “The Golden Rule”.

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