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Lassen County Sheriff’s Department responds to shooting in Westwood

On October 2, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m., deputies with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 300 block of Fir St. in Westwood for a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, who stated while working in her backyard, she witnessed a black Ford Ranger towing a utility trailer pull up and park behind her neighbor’s garage in the alley. The driver of that vehicle, later identified as Nikolas Senavsky, 43 of Westwood exited the vehicle with a handgun. An individual, later identified as David “DJ” Walker, 38 was standing near the garage, also armed with a handgun. The two briefly exchanged gunfire and then got into their prospective vehicles and fled the scene.

As a result of the shooting, Nikolas sought treatment for his injuries at Seneca Hospital in Chester, Ca and was later flown to Enloe Hospital in Chico, Ca for further treatment. His injuries were not life threatening. Upon his release from Enloe, Nikolas was taken into custody by the Chico Police Department. Nikolas is currently being held at the Butte County Jail until he can be transported to Lassen County. His current charges are PC 664/187, PC 245 (a)(2), PC 29800 (a)(1) and 246.3 (a).

Deputies located numerous spent shell casings, blood evidence and video surveillance from the scene. They also conducted a canvass of the neighborhood in an effort to locate any other witnesses or victims.

Deputies have been unable to locate DJ Walker at this time. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts are encouraged to contact our office at (530) 257-6121. The investigation is still on going.


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