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St. Petersburg shooting prompts hunt for suspect

ST. PETERSBURG

shooting prompts investigation, hunt for suspect

Police were investigating a shooting late Saturday night. The male victim was taken to Bayfront Medical Center shortly after 10 p.m.

Neighbors near the scene, 24th Avenue S and Eighth Street, said they heard one gunshot. St. Petersburg police Sgt. David Gatlin said the victim was shot in the upper body.

Police were searching for a suspect who may have fled in a white Cadillac.

CLEARWATER

Motorcyclist dies on Memorial Causeway

A motorcycle rider died in a single-vehicle crash on the Memorial Causeway bridge Saturday evening.

Clearwater police said the driver lost control of the motorcycle while traveling east on the bridge. The bike hit the raised median and threw the driver into a light pole.

Clearwater police blocked traffic in both directions to investigate the crash, which happened in the middle of the bridge.

Investigators were working to identify the victim and notify family members Saturday night.

St. Petersburg shooting prompts hunt for suspect 03/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:40am]
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