Shooter sought

Police in Oroville seek alleged gunman

A Roseville man is wanted by the Oroville Police Department for allegedly shooting two men on Monday (Aug. 22).

Officers responded to a report of the shooting on the 1900 block of Wyandotte Avenue around 10:30 a.m. There, they found two unidentified men from Oroville suffering from gunshot wounds, according to an Oroville Police Department press release. The victims were taken to Oroville Hospital for treatment.

The men were reportedly arguing with Thomas Franklin Hammitt (pictured), who allegedly shot them and drove off in a “black, lifted truck.” Hammitt, 45, is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall with a shaved head, blue eyes and many tattoos.

“Hammitt is considered armed and dangerous,” the release reads. Anyone with information regarding his location is encouraged to call Det. John Salzone at 538-2448.