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Shooting in Arcata: Suspect unidentified

ARCATA- The suspect in Thursday morning's shooting in Arcata has not been identified or arrested by police.

The intersection near H and 15th street was blocked off to traffic as police investigated the shooting. Witnesses said they heard gunfire around 9 a.m. and described seeing an argument between a pedestrian and someone driving a car before seeing the shooting

Multiple shots were fired said Lt. Ryan Peterson of the Arcata Police Department. Two bullets hit an apartment complex, one pierced through the wall and landed on the residents couch. No one was home at the time said Peterson. A third bullet hit a van parked nearby.

Peterson said the suspect was south of the car and shot at it as it traveled west on 15th street. He said there is no reason for residents to be worried and said it was an isolated incident.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with a medium to heavy build and was wearing a black hoodie or puffy jacket and baggy blue jeans during the incident. He reportedly fled towards the foot bridge in the direction the university.

Police are looking to speak with the victim. He was described as driving a black 1998-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, with an unknown license plate and alloy wheels. The driver fled at high speeds west on 15th Street. Police have notified local hospitals about the possibility of a gun shot victim.