TEMPE, AZ - 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 Top Shelf Med 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 officers 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 was 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 Top Shelf Med, formerly 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.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Did You Hear?
An arrest warrant has been issued for supposedly-dead rapper Tim Dog, who is accused of faking his death to avoid paying a woman $19,000.
Charles Ramsey, who helped rescue the three Cleveland women held captive by Ariel Castro, will get free McDonald's from his local fast food favorite for the next year, a McDonald's spokeswoman said.
A group of researchers has developed a map that shows how discriminatory a given county is based on the number of insulting tweets sent from that area.
More Tempe News
A Tempe 18-year-old accused of having an improvised explosive device in his bedroom in his family's home has pleaded not guilty.