APD Press Release: Double Homicide

Saturday, May 18, 2013

City of Arcata

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN ARCATA

On May 18, 2013, at about 2 a.m., the Arcata Police Department received a 9-1-1 telephone call from a residence in the 2400 block of Eye Street.  The caller reported hearing multiple gunshots within the residence.  Upon investigating, the resident found two acquaintances in another room suffering from gunshot wounds.

APD responded along with fire and medical.  A female adult was pronounced dead at the scene. A male adult was transported by ambulance to the Mad River Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The Arcata Police Department is actively investigating and is asking anyone with information to immediately call APD at (707) 822-2424.  At this time, no suspect(s) have been arrested.
The identities of the victims are being withheld pending the investigation and notification of victim relatives.

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