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Arroyo Grande police search for suspects in attempted homicide

Cmdr. Beau Pryor describes the search for suspects in Arroyo Grande shooting

Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Beau Pryor discusses a shooting on the 1400 block of El Camino Real in Arroyo Grande on Thursday, April 13, 2017. One victim was injured, and multiple male and female suspects were seen fleeing the scene, Pryor said.
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Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Beau Pryor discusses a shooting on the 1400 block of El Camino Real in Arroyo Grande on Thursday, April 13, 2017. One victim was injured, and multiple male and female suspects were seen fleeing the scene, Pryor said.

Police are searching for multiple male and female suspects believed to be involved in an attempted homicide and a conspiracy to commit homicide Thursday morning, Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Beau Pryor said.

About 9:15 a.m., police responded to the 1400 block of El Camino Real on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. The man was taken to a local hospital and was being treated for his injuries, Pryor said.

The man’s condition was not known Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses reported seeing multiple men and women running from the scene, Pryor said.

El Camino Real between Hillcrest Drive and North Oak Park Boulevard was blocked off until about 1 p.m. as authorities searched by ground and by air for three to four male and three to four female suspects in the area. Grover Beach police, California Highway Patrol and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office also aided in the search.

Arroyo Grande schools were placed on lockdown as authorities searched the area, but the lockdown was lifted at about 11:30 a.m., Lucia Mar Unified School District spokeswoman Amy Jacobs said.

The last shooting in Arroyo Grande happened last August, when a man allegedly armed with a knife was shot by an Arroyo Grande police officer after a reported attempted carjacking at the AM/PM market on Grand Avenue west of Highway 101.

Staff writer Kaytlyn Leslie contributed to this report.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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