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Man sought in Tampa gas station shooting


Man sought in gas station shooting

Police were searching for a man they say shot another man at a gas station late Saturday.

Just before 11:30 p.m., Gregory Finley, 26, went to the Mobil gas station at 4242 E Busch Blvd. He heard his brother had been in a fight and went to check on him, police said.

Finley confronted a man, who police say was armed with a revolver. The man fired twice, shooting Finley once through the upper arm. The man got into his vehicle and left, striking Finley's parked and unoccupied vehicle three times before heading north on 46th Street, police said.

Finley was hospitalized and was considered stable. Police have not identified the suspect in the shooting.


Suspect sought in shooting of teenager

Police were searching Sunday night for a suspect after a 17-year-old was shot in the lower leg and injured. He was shot around 9 p.m. at 4104 Charter Oak Court in East Tampa after several teens got into a dispute at a nearby apartment complex, police said.

Authorities described the gunshot wound as minor.


4 teens injured in collision with SUV

Four teens were injured, one seriously, after their off-road vehicle and a sport utility vehicle collided Sunday.

The teens were riding in a four-wheel-drive utility vehicle when it collided with the SUV at 1114 S Wiggins Road, west of the Polk County line, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies arrived at the scene at 6:15 p.m. The SUV's driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a Lakeland hospital.

The teens, ages 15 to 17, were taken to Tampa General Hospital.

One was described as having life-threatening injuries and was transported by helicopter, sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said.

The three others were described as having non-life threatening injuries.

The names of those involved had not yet been released.


Missing boy pulled from swimming pool

A 4-year-old boy who went missing Sunday night was found in a nearby pool and airlifted in critical condition to a hospital.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office got a call at 8:54 p.m. about a missing boy at 4219 Pinefield Ave. in Holiday. Deputies found the boy 15 minutes later in a pool at 4216 Sail Drive, one street away.

They pulled the child from the pool and performed CPR, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Tobin.

An investigation into the incident was underway, Tobin said. No other details were available Sunday evening.

Today's picks


Author Deborah Grassman speaks: Noon, Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Holiday. Grassman will share stories from her book, Peace at Last, about combat veterans returning from war. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to (727) 992-7938.

National Alliance on Mental Illness educational series discusses 'The Baker Act': 7 p.m., Trinity Medical Center West Campus (Community Hospital), 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. Free.

Today's meetings


Zephyrhills City Council, special meeting, 5:30 p.m., 5335 8th St.

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