A mother and daughter are recovering tonight after being shot in the face during a marijuana heist that they participated in.
According to deputies, it happened early Monday morning on Woodburrow and Highway 44 in Shingletown after the family had conspired to steal marijuana from a home.
Deputies said Cheryl Schmitz, 54, and her daughter Ashley Schmitz, 21, were waiting in the car while Cheryl’s son, Daniel Schmitz was attempting to steal marijuana from the home. While Ashley and Cheryl Schmitz were waiting, they were shot.
Deputies say after the gunfire, the family went to a local hospital for treatment around 5 a.m. after which the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was contacted.
A woman who lived near where the crime occurred, Barbara Williams, said she heard the gunshots along with men’s voices. Williams said she often hears hunters practicing but said that the shots she heard Monday morning were distinct.
“This was actually a different sounding gunshot than what we normally hear. It was kind of a bigger boom than what we normally hear so I was a little concerned,” Williams said.
Deputies said that the mother and daughter were both airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center and released Monday night.
A suspect has not been named at this time.
Anyone with information has been asked to reach out to the sheriff’s dept. or Secret Witness.