Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Morning Shooting Near Fort Bragg Results in Fatality—Detectives Investigating

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

A shooting near Fort Bragg this morning has resulted in a fatality, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Van Patten confirmed this morning.

Captain Van Patten told us the shooting reportedly occurred around 6:05 a.m. on Highway 20 near Fort Bragg. The shooting victim was “self-transported” to a nearby hospital and was “pronounced dead thereafter.”

The investigation is in the “beginning stages” as of 9:00 a.m. and Sheriff’s deputies and detectives are on the scene.

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.

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      • I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. I hope that they find who did this to your Dad. Again, I am So sorry for what you must be going through.

      • I’m so sorry for your lost. I’m sad to say but the first victim he killed was my cousin Mark…. It makes me sick to know he has a bail for this crime all so…..

  1. I hope they arrest the right person. Everyone is saying it was Lily, his girlfriend, but I’ve also heard it was a dude names Hippie or another person….idk what happened and why my dad ended up dead but it really freaking sucks! R.I.P Dad, Daniel “Danbud” Shealor

  2. I hope whoever is working this case does a thorough investigation and that justice is served for the victim because rumors are getting out of control regarding who the responsible party really is.

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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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