Man Who Allegedly Shot Two People At Lake Shasta Will Be Tried For Attempted Murder

A Sacramento man has been ordered to answer to charges of attempted murder with a hate crime allegation for a shooting that injured two people at Lake Shasta last April. The victims and their families said they were approached at the Salt Creek boat ramp by 21-year-old Silas Hesselberg. For no apparent reason he reportedly called one of them a racial slur and then pulled a handgun from his pocket and shot two people. He was stopped and held at gunpoint by a witness until deputies arrived. One of the victims was shot once and was treated at the hospital and released. The other victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including in the head, and was listed for a while in critical condition. Following Tuesday’s hearing, Hesselberg will be arraigned on February 22nd. He remains in jail with bail set at $2 Million.