Shooting victims ‘reluctant’ to press charges.

August 4, 2020

Shooting victims ‘reluctant’ to press charges.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

GRANT TOWNSHIP — The two victims injured in a shooting Sunday night, Aug. 2, in the Lake Tahoe subdivision are reluctant to press charges, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

A 26-year-old Hart man and a 22-year-old Hart were both wounded. “Both victims were reluctant to press charges during initial interviews,” Mast said. “It’s still under investigation, and we’re doing follow-up interviews. We’re working closely with the prosecutor (Joseph Bizon).”

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 231-873-2121.

The shooting occurred Sunday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Oneida Trail in Lake Tahoe.

The suspect in the case is claiming self defense.

Deputies were dispatched to Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby to investigate two young men who were being treated for gunshot wounds, states a press release from the sheriff’s office. “Upon arrival at the hospital, deputies found a 26-year-old Hart man who had a shotgun wound to the back of his upper shoulder area. A second victim, a 22-year-old Hart man, was also being treated for a minor shotgun wound to his left arm.

“Deputies then responded to a residence in Lake Tahoe where they found the shooting suspect. He gave a statement claiming self defense.”

Five shots were fired, Mast said. The 22-year-old received minor injuries, but the 26-year-old is expected to have follow-up treatment.

Several homes in Lake Tahoe are located within the close proximity of each other. “We’re fully aware of the danger of firing a firearm in that neighborhood,” the sheriff said.

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