Clearlake police detectives are investigating a shooting Thursday night that left a man dying at the intersection of 2nd and Bush streets.

The incident occurred shortly before 6:40 p.m., when several residents called 911 to report gunshots and a man down on the ground near the 3200 block of 2nd Street.

When emergency responders with the Lake County Fire Protection District arrived, they found the victim lying in the intersection. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

The victim, described only as a Hispanic male, had numerous gunshot wounds, according to a police statement. Clearlake police said they had very little information about the suspect or suspects involved. Witnesses described seeing a newer model Mercedes passenger car with a white top that may have been used in the shooting.

Police said the victim’s exact cause of death will be determined by a forensic autopsy. His identity is being withheld because of the ongoing investigation, officials said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Ryan Peterson at 707-994-8251, ext. 320.

You can reach Staff Writer Martin Espinoza at 707-521-5213 or On Twitter @renofish.

Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees

Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.

The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.

There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.