A number of officers in Oakland, California, were injured in a confrontation with suspects who raided a marijuana plantation, police said. The incident occurred while other police officers responded to reports of shootings and looting on election night.
Officers responded to a report of a break-in at a marijuana plantation in the 1400 block of 92nd Avenue at about 10:15 p.m.
Violence erupted as officers attempted to apprehend the suspects.
One officer fired her gun, according to local media reports, and several officers were injured. It was not immediately clear what condition the officers or suspects were in after the encounter.
The Oakland police were asked to comment.
Oakland officials also responded to several unrelated shootings and reports of looting during the night, while many Americans waited with bated breath to hear the outcome of the clash between President Donald Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden.
A Starbucks in the Fruitvale Station Shopping Center was looted.
A caravan of vehicles reportedly appeared in the mall around midnight. Some people smashed the windows of the café before looting it.
A little over an hour later, a car crashed into a cannabis pharmacy.
The vehicle crashed into the front of the pharmacy for the only good weed, which is located on 2400 High Street in the Jefferson district, around 1:30 a.m.
The owner said that more than $100,000 worth of goods and cash had been stolen from the store.
The thieves fled the scene and left the damaged vehicle behind.
Police also responded to a shooting in which two people were injured in the Webster neighborhood on Tuesday night.
Officers responded near 92nd Avenue and Holly Street after reporting a ShotSpotter weapon detection system at about 10:20 p.m. At the scene, officers found two people with gunshot wounds.
The newspaper reported that two more shootings occurred on Tuesday night – one man was shot in the arm in the 8400 block of Baldwin Street in East Oakland, and three others were injured in a shootout just before midnight in West Oakland. These injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call the police at 510-238-3426 or the Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.