**ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE**
On Friday, February 16, 2018, at 9:52 p.m., Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 19000 block of Loop Street, Anderson, for a reported gunshot victim. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the resident, Jason Goltz. Goltz had a wound to his abdomen consistent with being struck by an unknown projectile. Goltz relayed that prior to calling law enforcement, he was outside his residence. A female known to Goltz, who lives nearby, shot him with a pellet rifle because she thought Goltz had been trespassing on her property. Goltz was transported by medical staff to a local area hospital for medical treatment.
Deputies attempted to locate the female; however, it was learned that she had left the area prior to deputies arriving on scene. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this incident. If anyone has information about this investigation, they are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6540.
Through the investigation, the female suspect in the incident has been identified as Cynthia Ann Ramirez, 43 years old of Anderson, CA. The Sheriff’s Office has issued a B.O.L.O. (Be On the Look Out) for Ramirez for the charge of 245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and are actively attempting to locate her.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Ramirez. Anyone with information regarding this investigation or anyone knowing Cynthia Ramirez’ whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6540.