Sheriff’s office seeks information on non-life threatening Westwood shooting

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information on the Monday shooting in Westwood that left one with non-life threatening injuries to contact the department.

On July 26,  at approximately 12:10 a.m., Deputies from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence near Birch and 7th streets in Westwood regarding a report of a shooting victim, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim sitting on the front porch of the residence, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his lower right leg. After deputies determined the area was safe and provided basic first-aid to the victim, SEMSA paramedics and Cal Fire personnel arrived on scene and began rendering medical care approximately one minute later.

The male victim was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville with non life-threatening injuries, where he was treated and released later that morning.

Deputies obtained statements from citizens in the area, processed the crime scene and collected evidence. An ongoing investigation is being conducted by deputies and investigative units.

“The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office has no reason to believe this incident is related to the shooting that was reported to deputies in Pine Town approximately 2.5 weeks ago. At this time, there is no outstanding threat to the public,” read the statement.

“The safety and well-being of the citizens of Lassen County continues to be the sheriff’s office top priority and we encourage anyone with information on this case to contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 257-6121.”