Thursday, January 18, 2018
Public safety

St. Petersburg man fatally shot, SUV stolen, then set on fire

ST. PETERSBURG — A man was fatally shot, according to St. Petersburg police, the sport-utility vehicle he was driving was stolen and left burning on Friday night.

The shooting took place near Twin Brooks Apartments, 4601 22nd Ave. S, police said, around 7 p.m. The SUV driver was involved in an altercation with another man, police said. Several gunshots were fired at the SUV.

The driver was shot, police said, and the SUV then rolled into a concrete wall. The shooter then drove off in the SUV, police said. The driver was left bleeding in the parking lot.

The vehicle was later found on fire near Fifth Avenue S and 26th Street, which is about three miles from the scene of the shooting.

The man who was shot was taken to a local hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead. He was not identified. Police did not release a description of the gunman.

The shooting does not appear to be random, police said. No other details were released.

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