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1 shot at Tempe medical marijuana facility

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:57 pm | Updated: 8:32 am, Wed Oct 31, 2012.

Police said one person was taken to the hospital Thursday night after being shot at a medical marijuana Co-op in Tempe.

Police spokeswoman Molly Enright said the shooting happened at the AZ Go Green Co-Op near Southern Avenue and Rural Road around 7:20 p.m.

Enright said multiple suspects entered the Co-op, confronted a store employee, hit the employee and then shot him.

Police said the suspects fled on foot before police arrived. They are described as black males; and one of the suspects is described as being in his early 20s with a thin build.

Enright said the intentions of the shooting suspects are unknown. There did not appear to be any property removed from the business.

The victim was treated by Tempe firefighters and transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Enright said police are still searching for at least three suspects, but there could be as many as six involved.

Officers told ABC15 AZ Go Green has a history with police. The business has been the subject of a joint investigation by Tempe Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Police believe the business has been operating outside the medical marijuana legislation that was passed by Arizona voters.

Enright said the investigation remains active and ongoing.

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