Two Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies were shot at a church Tuesday morning in a rural area near Dobbins.
“It is an active, critical incident,” said Yuba County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Leslie Carbah. “We have two officers shot.”
She said the severity of the deputies’ injuries was not immediately known. A helicopter ambulance transported the deputies to a Roseville hospital where they were to undergo surgery.
“It will be several hours before we will have an update on their condition,” Carbah said at noon.
The shooter has not been arrested. The suspect may be barricaded in a building, she said.
Surrounding police agencies sent officers to the scene the 9 a.m. shooting, the 9000 block of Marysville Road between the rural communities of Oregon House and Dobbins northeast of Yuba City.
The original call came in as an “agitated individual, possibly armed,” according to Carbah. The call could be related to a marijuana grow on church grounds, she said.
The person reporting the incident said that a disgruntled church member was pulling up plants.
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