Butte County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday near Oroville that killed one person and left one injured.
Deputies responded about 1:50 a.m. to a report of gunshots fired into a vehicle on Highway 70 south of Nelson Road in the Oroville area. While deputies were investigating the incident, the Chico Police Department notified the Sheriff’s Office that they were responding to a local hospital for two gunshot victims, a Sheriff’s Office news release states.
Sheriff’s officials said investigators have determined that the two incidents are connected. One victim died later Monday morning. The other suffered a wound to his face and remains hospitalized.
Sheriff’s officials said the victims names are being withheld for safety reasons, and details regarding the shooting had not been released by Monday evening. Officials said the shooting victims are not believed to be involved in gangs.
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Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Butte County Sheriff’s Office felony investigation unit at (530) 538-7671.