Investigation continuing after Westwood shooting injures man

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 27, 12:05 p.m., With details regarding second Westwood shooting.

Originally Published: Saturday, July 10, 6:45 a.m.

WESTWOOD, Calif., — Authorities say their investigation is continuing after a man was shot in the area of Delwood Street and Highway 36 in Westwood early Thursday morning July 8. The victim, who refused to cooperate with deputies who investigated the shooting, sustained a serious, but non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. He was eventually flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada for treatment.

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Lassen County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene around 2 a.m. after receiving reports of shots fire in the area, LCSO Captain Mike Carney later said of the incident and ongoing investigation.

“Deputies canvassed the area and were unable to locate anything suspicious,” the Captain explained.

Around 20 to 30 minutes later, the Lassen County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a male subject who stated he had been shot. The male, whose name and age have not been released, refused to provide dispatchers with any further information and hung up.

“Deputies eventually located the victim in the front yard of an address on Parkwood Drive in Pinetown,” Carney explained; saying the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper left thigh.

The victim, who “continued to refuse to provide deputies with any information regarding the incident,” was transported to Banner Lassen Hospital and subsequently flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment, said Carney.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 257-6121. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.