Attempted murder investigation underway after two shot in Red Bluff

RED BLUFF, Calif. — Although few details have been released, authorities in Red Bluff this afternoon confirmed that an attempted homicide investigation is underway after two people were shot while sitting on a porch outside a Red Bluff home late Saturday evening, May 29th.


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City of Red Bluff police officers and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the 1500 block of Johnson Street, near Wallbridge Street, shortly before midnight after receiving reports of a shooting, Red Bluff Police Sergeant Bowen reported this afternoon.

Responding officers discovered that an unknown suspect or suspects in a passing vehicle had fired upon a group of people sitting on the front porch of a home.

Officers found two victims with gunshot injuries and both were transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to Bowen; who did not specify if the victims’ injuries were considered life-threatening.


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The Red Bluff Police Department has asked that anyone with surveillance cameras that face Johnson Street or has information about the shooting that can help officers determine “who did the shooting and why” is encouraged to contact them at (530) 527-3131. Callers can refer to incident file number 21-1450 and can remain anonymous.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.