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Gunmen shoot at officer near Rancho Laguna

By scarney
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:50 pm in Moraga.

An East Bay Regional Park District officer was shot at by an unknown number of gunmen just before 7 p.m. Monday night. The officer was in the wooded area near Moraga and Canyon when he was fired upon.

The officer was rescued by law enforcement officers from Lafayette, Moraga and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. He was uninjured in the shooting.

Law enforcement officials from several agencies searched for the shooters last night until they deemed it too dark to continue. The search was expected to continue today.

Police believe the shooting is related to potential marijuana grows in that area. There have been marijuana grows discovered in that area before and officers are regularly sent to check for illegal activity.

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