Police are looking for as many as six suspects in connection with a shooting at a medical marijuana co-op in Tempe on Thursday night.
The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. at Top Shelf Med, formerly AzGoGreen Co-op. Police said the suspects confronted an employee and struck and shot him. The suspects then fled on foot.
They are described as black males. One of the suspects is believed to be in his early 20s with a thin build.
Police aren't sure of the motive at this time and don't believe the suspect stole anything.
The victim was taken to the hospital where he had surgery. He is expected to survive.
Police said Top Shelf Med is a fairly new business in Tempe.
Tempe detectives assisted the DEA in a previous investigation about one year ago regarding distribution of marijuana, according to Tempe police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey Glover. Authorities made two arrests and seized various quantities of marijuana, DEA Phoenix spokeswoman Ramona Sanchez said.
Recently, the Tempe Police Department initiated a separate investigation into the activities of the business, Glover said.
The current investigation remains active and ongoing. Authorities said they believe they aren't following the state's medical marijuana law.
Tempe police officials are requesting people with information regarding the shooting to call either the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
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