From the Fortuna Police Department:
On Wednesday at about 6:00 AM, officers from the Fortuna Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Forest Hills Dr., for a report of a dispute with shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers located a 39 year-old female gunshot victim and a 47 year-old male with a gunshot wound to his head.
It was learned that the male and female have a child together and had a pre-scheduled custody exchange that may have been taking place at the time of the incident.
The female is in critical condition and in the process of being airlifted out of the area for further treatment.
The male suspect is deceased, believed to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The child who was the subject of the custody exchange is unharmed and with family members.
This incident is still under investigation and names of the parties are not being released at this time