Oroville Mercury-Register

Man is hospitaliz­ed after plaza shooting

- Staff report

CHICO » Chico police are investigat­ing a shooting at City Plaza Thursday morning that left one person hospitaliz­ed with what police describe as a “serious” wound.

Officers with the Chico Police Department said they received a report of the shooting at the plaza at 5:01 a.m. and arrived within two minutes, locating a person suffering a gunshot wound.

Witnesses told police they had seen a man next to a parked vehicle on West Fifth Street, and the man fired multiple rounds. The shooter fled the scene and has not been located.

The wounded person was transporte­d by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Police said the wound is serious, but the person is expected to survive.

Chico police said anyone with informatio­n about the shooting is encouraged to call 897-4900.

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