At approximately 6:45 PM, CPD patrol, CFD, and Butte EMS
responded to a reported hit-and-run collision near the Walnut St.
/ W. 3rd Street intersection. Upon arrival, first responders
identified an apparent gunshot victim seated inside a vehicle.
Lifesaving efforts were made, however, the adult male victim died
at the scene.
Minutes later near the W. Sacramento Avenue / Nord Avenue intersection, a CPD patrol officer stopped a suspect vehicle. Two suspects were contacted and detained. Detectives are working to establish whether or not the suspects were involved in the shooting. Detectives are also interviewing witnesses and investigating other potential suspect leads.
This investigation included two active scenes where there were believed to be numerous witnesses. Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4900.
To protect the integrity of this investigation, no other information will be released at this time. When deemed appropriate, a follow-up press release will be issued.
Location: 308 Walnut Street (7-Eleven)
Victim: Identification withheld pending next of kin notification
Narrative: CPD patrol officers
Supervisor: Detective Sgt. O. Pena