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A person on a stretcher is loaded into an ambulance. Taken by Callum Standish at 9 p.m. March 17.

‘Just panic’ during St. Patrick’s Day shooting

Callum Standish, Arts and Entertainment Editor // March 18, 2024

The Chico Police Department received reports of a shooting at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday at an apartment complex located at 581 Pomona Ave. One person sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but it hasn't...

2 People shot at house party 4 blocks from campus

2 People shot at house party 4 blocks from campus

Molly Myers, Managing Editor // August 19, 2023

Two people were shot early Saturday morning at a party on Hazel Street in the south campus neighborhood, said Chico Police Lieutenant Jeff Durkin. First responders transported both victims to a hospital...

Chico police are looking for a third suspect, Alejandro Manuel Douglas, connected to the May 6 Columbus Avenue mass shooting, pictured here. Courtesy: Chico Police Department

Chico police identify 3 suspects possibly linked to Columbus Avenue mass shooting

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // May 30, 2023

Weeks after the Columbus Avenue mass shooting on May 6, that injured five and killed 17-year-old Justina Stubbe, Chico police said they may have found evidence linking three suspects to the mass shooting. A...

Police and bystanders gather information from security cameras above.

Mass shooting blocks from campus: Suspect at large

Wyatt Alpert and Molly Myers // May 6, 2023

In the early morning of May 6, a shooting took place on Columbus Avenue, leaving one dead and five injured. In a press conference, Chico Police said the suspect is still at large. The deceased victim...

Multiple Chico Police Department officers investigate a shooting incident in front of Taj Fine Indian Cuisine on the 900 block of Nord Avenue. Photo taken Oct. 27 by Hiroto Nakajima.

Shooting on Nord Avenue leaves one injured

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // October 31, 2022

A man sustained minor injuries after being shot by an air rifle around 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 27 in a parking space on the 900 block of Nord Avenue in Chico. The CPD Public Safety Dispatch Center received...

Mugshot of Dallas Marsh from his arrest by the Chico Police Department.

Veteran arrested for allegedly planning mass shooting

Christopher Hill, Contributor // September 28, 2022

The Chico Police Department arrested 37-year-old Dallas James Marsh on the morning of Sept. 25 after receiving information that he had allegedly threatened to commit a mass shooting. CPD received information...

A beautiful summer night at Walt Disney Studios Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall, Ca.

Alec Baldwin’s involvement in fatal shooting raises questions of negligence

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // November 11, 2021

While on the set of his newest film “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin was involved in an accidental shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The film’s director, Joel Souza,...

Shooting outside Chico motel

Shooting outside Chico motel

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // March 17, 2020

A suspect is in custody after allegedly firing four shots outside the Motel 6 located at 665 Manzanita Court.  The suspect was identified as Michael Austin Sans Cartier-Ward who  was attempting...

32-year-old Gilberto Corona Mugshot provided by CPD.

Man arrested in shooting incident near child’s party

Angelina Mendez // December 2, 2019

On Friday evening, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the Chico Police Department had reports coming in regarding a shooting that occurred at a birthday party of a 6-year-old juvenile on the 600 block of West...

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Kimberly Morales // November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While...

Student pass in front of Meriam Library. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Graffiti at Meriam Library determined a ‘non-threat’

Ricardo Tovar // November 7, 2019

University Police responded to student's concerns over threatening graffiti that was written on the third floor of the men's restroom at Meriam Library Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. a student reported...

Nipsey Hussle was killed in a shooting in front of his Marathon Clothing store in Crenshaw Photo credit: Brandon Todd

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Mitchell Kret // April 4, 2019

Rapper and philanthropist Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. He was known and will be remembered...

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