A 15-year-old boy is believed to be responsible for the shooting of a west Napa resident shortly before noon Wednesday, police reported. The victim's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Updated at 4:48 p.m. —
Officers were called to the 2900 block of Kilburn Avenue in the Westwood neighborhood at 11:51 a.m., after the occupant of a home reported being shot, according to police Lt. Chase Haag. Police found a single victim with what Haag described as non-life-threatening injuries.
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Due to state juvenile protection law, Napa officers were not able to obtain a statement from the teenage suspect, and he was released to a parent, Haag said in an email later Wednesday. Police found an unregistered 9mm “ghost gun” near the home that is believed to have been used in the attack, Haag added.
At least five patrol cars arrived at the incident scene after the reported shooting, and an aerial drone surveyed the area.
Detectives are investigating various leads and believe the attack was gang-related, Haag said earlier. No other victims are believed to be connected to the incident, according to Haag.
Register reporter Sasha Paulsen contributed to this report.
California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge's decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths. Gloria Tso reports.
Photos of the month: A look at Napa Valley news in pictures, June 2021
Carnival standbys like the carousel, a staple of the annual Napa Town & Country Fair, are making their appearance this year at the Greatest Portable Theme Park that opened Wednesday afternoon.
John Robertson, the Napa County sheriff since 2012, retired Saturday after more than four decades in law enforcement and 30 years in the Sheriff's Office.
A Cal Fire firefighter gets the controlled burn going with a drip torch at Land Trust of Napa County’s Missimer Preserve on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Simone Findlay, Anne Sutkowi-Hemstreet and Jason Pleasants help install a new Rainbow Little Library at Seasons of Wonder preschool in Napa. To kick off LGBTQ Pride Month, Rainbow Action Network and First 5 Napa Network rolled out their Rainbow Little Libraries project over the first weekend in June.
Bob Swan looks at a photo of a 1950s themed mural he painted at Napa State Hospital. A psychiatric technician, Swan worked at the hospital from 1962 to 1995.
Margo Scarpulla of Vacaville displayed examples of her pottery to a visitor at Veterans Memorial Park during the Art, Sip & Stroll festival Saturday in Yountville.
Plaques installed by the city of Napa mark the downtown promenade overlooking the Napa River as the Harry T. Price Riverwalk, in memory of the developer who died in 2019. Price, who turned a once-industrial property into the Historic Napa Mill development, advocated for the creation of an unbroken walkway along the waterside as a central part of the Napa flood-control project.
A bidder raises his paddle during Saturday's Premiere Napa Valley auction.
Classic Ford Model T cars rolled into Calistoga and turned heads with their wooden wheels and brass fittings.
Graduating seniors at Justin-Siena High School were able to take the stage at their Napa campus to receive their diplomas Thursday evening, during the county's first in-person commencement since COVID-19 triggered the county's first stay-at-home orders in March 2020.
Kristen Guiterrez and her daughters Aubrie, 6 and Avery, 2 ½, proceed through Shenandoah Park, reading displays from "How Do You Wokka Wokka" by Elizabeth Blue.
Crews battled a small fire in the Coombsville area on June 7.
Inside Right On !!! Records, 2375 California Blvd. in Napa.
Napa's Vintage high school farm will eventually become a new housing development. Take a look at the area as it is today.
Napa Police report no major injury collisions during the first year of the triple roundabouts between Highway 29 and downtown as motorists learn new maneuvers.
Marianne Mangold of Carmel donned a straw-equipped mask to balance wine tasting with safety at Saturday's Art, Sip & Stroll festival in Yountville. Wine tastings took place at Veterans Memorial Park and indoors at the Community Center, just north on Washington Street.
Napa artist Chris Cammarata displayed a collection of his paintings in front of the Yountville Community Center, during Saturday's Art, Sip & Stroll festival. The art, wine and food fair, which was canceled in 2020 as Napa County imposed a stay-home order early in the coronavirus pandemic, drew one of Napa County's largest audiences since the emergency began.
A sign on southbound Soscol Avenue reminded drivers to respect the shoulder lane reserved for bicyclists on the four-lane route in Napa. City improvements to bike and pedestrian corridors expected to begin this year include "conflict lanes" along a section of Soscol, painted green to alert motorists at several intersections.
Family and friends of New Technology High School valedictorian Jacqueline Vega posed for a post-commencement photo while the new graduate sported a playful costume, which included a lei, single-serve cereal boxes and a doughnut-shaped pool float. Eighty-five seniors were honored Monday evening at Napa's Memorial Stadium, which this week is hosting graduation ceremonies after a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Tuesday afternoon, American Canyon High School seniors graduated.
Sophie Grech and her daughter at Kayleigh's bench. Grech raised funds for the memorial bench for her niece Kayleigh Slusher, who died in 2014 at age 3. The bench is located at Camille Park, where Grech used to take her niece to play.
On Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, Napa High School's 124th class graduated.
Napa County Sheriff's Deputies guide a drowning bull to safety in Lake Berryessa, June 16. 2021.
The Vintage High School Class of 2021 walks into Memorial Stadium.
Napa Mayor Scott Sedgley, left, greets Lorenzo Ortona and Sergio Strozli, from the Italian consulate in San Francisco, who came to Napa to celebrate the new sister city partnership between Napa and Montalcino, Italy.
Peggy Smith of Expressions of Hope goes through a rack of donated outerwear. The Napa nonprofit offers free clothing and supplies of all kinds for foster youth, foster families and those in the child welfare service system. Expressions of Hope has a resource center and "store" located at the Napa Valley Life Church on Trower Avenue.
Left to right: CALFIRE/Napa County Fire Chief Geoff Belyea, volunteer firefighter Mitchell Wilms, Summit Bank Foundation board member Bill Wheeler, Yountville Mayor John Dunbar, Summit Bank CEO Tom Duryea, volunteer firefighters Rebecca-Brown-Dehner and Brandon North, and Summit Bank Controller Mani Ganesamurthy.
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