Deputies investigate shooting involving pot grow

August 2, 2011 1:07:37 PM PDT
Deputies are investigating an injury shooting in San Leandro Tuesday morning that involved a marijuana grow, an Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said.

The shooting occurred after four Oakland residents showed up at a home on 159th Avenue in San Leandro early Tuesday morning, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

"We believe they were there because there was a marijuana grow in the backyard," he said..

At some point, someone fired at least one shot at the four men, and one was hit in the buttocks. The men jumped into a car and took off, according to Nelson..

An Alameda County sheriff's deputy intercepted the vehicle shortly before 5 a.m. on westbound Interstate Highway 580, near Estudillo Avenue, and the California Highway Patrol was brought in to close westbound lanes to traffic as authorities responded. .

The injured man was taken to a hospital in Castro Valley with injuries that were not life-threatening, and westbound I-580 was reopened by 6 a.m., according to the CHP..

Nelson said the incident is under investigation and no arrests had been made as of 11 a.m.

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