NEW PORT RICHEY
Deputies seek help to id hip-hop shop shooter
Pasco detectives have released a composite sketch of the man they say shot a patron in the face two weeks ago at On Point Fashions. They also provided a photo of the kind of shoes the robber wore — blue Nike Air sneakers with black trim and soles — with the hope that someone will recognize the suspect and turn him in. The robber entered the hip-hop clothing store at 4309 U.S. 19 about 10:20 p.m. Sept. 16 and spent 10 minutes walking up and down the aisles. Then he pointed a gun at a customer and demanded his necklace, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. As the customer was taking off his necklace, the suspect shot one round, hitting the victim in the lip. The robber grabbed the necklace and fled in a dark blue Chevy Cobalt. The suspect is described as a 20- to 30-year-old black male, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 to 185 pounds. The victim has been identified only as a 31-year-old man. He was treated and survived the injury. Anyone with information about the suspect may call Detective Jim Gariepy toll-free at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 7279.
Oct. 8 Jamboree to benefit girls' home
The Land O'Lakes Woman's Club Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation will host a Country Jamboree from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Lutz Community Center, located just off W. Lutz Lake Fern Road past the Lutz Library. Proceeds benefit the Hacienda Girls Ranch in Melbourne, a residence for teenagers who, through no fault of their own, cannot remain at home. There are four cottages housing administration and girls ages 12 to 18. Money from the Jamboree will provide a computer for the girls. The event includes a barbecue meal, opportunity drawings, music and line dancing. Tickets are $12 for one; $20 for two. Call (813) 949-5530.
Vendors invited to club fundraiser
The Lexington Oaks Women's Club seeks vendors to participate in its annual fundraiser. The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at 26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd. Spaces for vendors cost $15. For applications and information, call Sharon at (813) 967-5677.
• Port Richey City Council narrows the field of city manager finalists to six, including former New Port Richey City Manager Tom O'Neill. Story, Page 3.
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