Sunday's weather hinders shooting investigation at Plant City grow house

2:16 PM, Sep 9, 2012   |    comments
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Plant City, Florida -- Detectives say stormy weather Sunday has resulted in a longer investigation that usual in what appears to be a drug-related shooting at Plant City grow house Saturday night.

Deputies arrived at the home in the 3200 block of Bruton Road around 5:40 p.m. Saturday to find a man shot in the leg in his driveway. The man told police his friend was inside the home and he was dead. While searching the home, detectives discovered a large marijuana grow operation on the property. 

The man's friend was found on the back porch of the home and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff's office has not yet released the identity of either man and says the man who was shot in the leg has not been cooperating with detectives. He remains in the hospital recovering from his injury.

Investigators are still processing the grow house operation and they say due to the elaborate lighting and electrical system in place, TECO has been called out to assist.

The sheriff's office plans to release photos of the scene on Monday to the media.

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