No suspects identified in Camptonville shooting |

No suspects identified in Camptonville shooting

Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputies investigating the shooting of two Petaluma residents who were driving on Highway 49 in Camptonville haven’t identified any suspects, according to the sheriff’s office.

A 27-year old Petaluma woman was driving north on the highway near Oregon Creek Day Use Area on June 23 when she was shot through the jaw and mouth. The same bullet also struck the passenger in her Toyota 4Runner, a 30-year-old man also from Petaluma, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said it hasn’t released the victim’s names because an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The driver was treated for her injuries at a Sacramento area hospital. She underwent surgery and is now recovering at home, the sheriff’s office said. The male victim was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital and released the same day.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office responded to an initial 911 call from the male victim before turning the case over to Yuba County. According to the 911 dispatch log, the man reported that he didn’t know who shot them and was unclear about where the shot came from. Initially, he reported the shot was fired from the side of the road, but later said the shot may have come from a truck that had been traveling next to them on the roadway.

The victims had been traveling with a dog, which was temporarily taken by firefighters on scene following the incident. The dog was later released to a family member of one of the victims, the sheriff’s office said.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the incident to call their business line at 530-749-7777.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email or call 530-477-4231.

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