Sunday, June 24, 2018
Public safety

Couple robbed, wounded in Ybor City shooting

TAMPA — A couple walking to their car early Sunday in Ybor City was robbed and then shot when an altercation broke out, police said.

The man and woman who were shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Investigators were looking for another man and woman they say committed the robbery.

According to Tampa police, the altercation happened around 12:30 a.m. near 15th Street and Second Avenue.

The couple was walking to their car when they were approached by the suspects. The male suspect demanded money from the male victim, which he gave. The female suspect approached the female victim, who was now in the car, and they began arguing. The female suspect pulled the female victim from the car, police said.

The men ran over to the fight, but the male suspect pulled a handgun and shot the male victim in the chest, police said. He then shot the female victim in the abdomen. The suspects ran.

Police did not identify the victims, or release a description of the suspects.

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