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Briefs: Tarpon Springs shooting victims not cooperating, deputies say


Deputies: 2 men shot Wednesday Aren't talking

Two Tarpon Springs men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Wednesday morning, but investigators said the victims weren't cooperating. "If the victims aren't coming forward with information, this investigation may not go very far," Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said. Residents on the 1800 block of Kepner Drive in Holiday called deputies to report five to six gunshots followed by screeching tires about 2 a.m. Tobin said the neighborhood is "an area known for drug activity." Soon after, a woman called police to report James Hudson, 31, and Ozell Jones, 23, were standing bleeding in her driveway at 312 E Boyer St. in Tarpon Springs, about 4 miles away. Investigators found a white Jeep with bullet holes and broken glass parked a few hundred yards away, said Tarpon Springs police Sgt. Robert Faugno. Anderson had been shot in the right forearm; Jones was shot in the back of the neck. Both were flown to Bayfront Medical Center and are expected to survive.


Enjoy USF show band, pipe bands

The city's annual Military Tattoo, a music event featuring the University of South Florida's show band and local pipe bands is Saturday at the Dunedin High School stadium. Festivities start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the gate. For information, visit


Volunteers needed for family festival

SummerFest, planned for April 26 and 27 at Largo Central Park, needs volunteers to help with beverage sales, parking, set up, clean up and other jobs during the event. The family festival will feature entertainers Tito Puente Jr. and the Neville Brothers. SummerFest is produced by Religious Community Services, a nonprofit organization that supports a food bank, thrift store, Grace House and the Haven domestic violence shelter. It provides food, shelter, safety and clothing to those in need throughout Pinellas County. To volunteer, call Shellie Andrews at (727) 446-5964 or visit and click on volunteer now.

Pinellas deaths

Ayers, Helen

Barth, Gregory Sr.

Blue, Elbert W. "Blue"

Bogart, Elaine B.

Coll, Arthur

Colvard, William

Conner, Elizabeth

Corsmeier, Michael J.

Danaher, Catherine

Druyor, Alice M.

Huynh, Sang Thi

Inglis, Marian V.

Kosirowsky, Lillian W.

Kraemer, Klaus Dietrich

Losey, Elaine P.

Marks, Joseph M.

Mosteig, James I

Nixon, Elaine R.

Nowak, Judy Ann

Ogles, Mary C,

Payne, Freda M.

Payne, Richard B. "Dick"

Popovic, Nicola

Reiser, Irma Louise "Jean"

Weilding, Charles

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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