Clinton Diong, age 38, was arrested by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office on September 21, 2020, after shooting at an occupied vehicle with a gun, hitting and injuring a 24-year-old female driver
Clinton Diong, age 38, was arrested by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office on September 21, 2020, after shooting at an occupied vehicle with a gun, hitting and injuring a 24-year-old female driver
Winnemucca resident Clinton Diong, age 38, was arrested in the early morning of September 21, 2020, at approximately 2:15 a.m. after a 24-year-old woman was shot in the neck and injured while driving a vehicle in the Moon Lane area of Winnemucca. 

A press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said that a preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect, Diong, fired a handgun multiple times into an occupied vehicle, striking the 24-year-old female driver one time in the neck as she was driving away from the residence. 

The victim and witnesses indicate Diong was in the front yard of his residence, naked and wielding a handgun at the time he fired the shots into the vehicle. The vehicle was also occupied by a 30-year-old adult male and three minor children passengers when shots were fired. 

The driver was transported to Humboldt General Hospital for initial treatment, then flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno for additional treatment. 

As of the time of the press release she was in stable condition and expected to recover from her injuries. 

According to HCSO officials, the driver of the vehicle and occupants may be related to another individual who resides with Diong but it isn’t clear how the incident began or why it occurred.

Diong was booked into the Humboldt County Detention Center on one count felony battery with a deadly weapon, three counts of child endangerment with a deadly weapon, one felony count of discharging a firearm at or into a structure/vehicle, one count of misdemeanor battery and one felony count of possession of a firearm under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a total bail of $826,140.