Homicide in Eastern Humboldt County

DINSMORE, Ca (KIEM)- The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office is investigating a fatal shooting in eastern Humboldt County.

Deputies were called to State Route 36 east of Dinsmore just before 3 Friday morning for the report of a traffic collision and gunshot victim. They located a truck on the side of the road that was damaged and a man with a gunshot wound to his head.

The 47 year-old victim was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies located a second vehicle possibly involved in the collision on Van Duzen Road near Alton. Detectives are interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call law enforcement.