SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A Shasta County man has been arrested after sheriff's officials say he shot one person before fleeing the Solus Campground scene.
It all happened on July 29 around 3:30 p.m. when officials say they were called to the campground to reports of a gunshot victim. The victim, officials say, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect, Charles Blankenship, fled the scene before officers arrived but was later pulled over by California Highway Patrol.
Officials say a handgun was found during the traffic stop and Blankenship was found to have injuries from an altercation with the victim.
After first being treated at a local hospital for his injuries, Blankenship was later booked into the Shasta County Jail.
He now faces charges of domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of a felony and child endangerment due to two small children being present at the time of the incident.