On April 21 st, 2023, at about 3:10 pm, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of W. 1st Avenue for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene within minutes and located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officers did detain two individuals at the scene, but they were later released without charges. At this time, there is no suspect information. W. 1st Avenue was closed for approximately two hours while the investigation was conducted. Two schools in the area were also advised of the incident.
Chico Police Officers are continuing to investigate the incident. We are asking anyone with information about this incident to please call the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4911.
Location: 600 Block of W. 1st Avenue
Case Number: 23-002530
Supervisor: Sgt. Mike Williams
Commander: Lt. Jeff Durkin