Roop Street shooting leaves victim in critical condition

Investigators have some evidence that may lead to the identity of a suspect or suspects involved in shooting incidents at two apartment complexes on North Roop Street that critically injured a Susanville man, but no one is in custody yet.

According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, officers responded in the late night of Friday, Jan. 24 to an apartment complex at 400 N. Roop St. on a report of shots being fired into a residence.

While on scene, officers discovered evidence that confirmed shots had been fired, but they did not discover a victim.

Approximately 20 minutes later, officers were called back to the same apartment complex on a report of additional shots fired and a person who suffered a gunshot wound.

This time officers discovered a 47-year-old Susanville resident who suffered a gunshot wound to the head at some point during the shooting(s). Medical personnel were called and treated the person. While waiting for additional personnel, more shots were fired in the area of an apartment complex at 555 N. Roop St. No injuries were reported there as SPD personnel investigated.

According to the statement, “Although there is no direct suspect identified, SPD personnel recovered several different items of evidence leading to a suspect in the shooting(s). The male who sustained a gunshot wound was transported to an out of the area hospital and is in critical condition.”

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released.