Rough and Ready man shot in leg, during dispute |

Rough and Ready man shot in leg, during dispute

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a Rough and Ready man seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to the leg Sunday afternoon.

Grass Valley Police officers initially were dispatched after a man called 911 at 3:45 p.m. to report his son had been shot in the foot.

The Sheriff’s Office was called in after it was determined the incident occurred in their jurisdiction, in the 10000 block of La Sierra Drive, said Lt. Bill Smethers.

The victim had left the scene of the shooting, had gone to anther residence, and then to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, which is where he was eventually located.

The man, who was not being identified, had been living on the property and had been evicted, Smethers said. He reportedly had returned to retrieve some property, including a quad runner.

The victim had gone to a trailer and got into an argument with another tenant, during which he was shot in the left leg.

Investigators were still working to determine who fired the shot, Smethers said, adding that many of the witnesses had left the scene by the time deputies arrived.

A search warrant was obtained and the 10-acre property was searched Monday. Detectives recovered some evidence at the scene and interviews were still being conducted, Smethers said.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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