Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Public safety

St. Petersburg man injured in drive-by shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Sunday that left a man injured while he was working outside.

The shooting took place in the 2400 block of 36th Street S just before 1 p.m. The man was detailing a car parked in a residential driveway when police said a gold or brown Toyota sedan drove by.

Then someone leaned out of the vehicle and fired at the 33-year-old man with a weapon of unknown caliber, police said, striking him once in the abdomen.

The man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center where he underwent surgery for what police described as non-life threatening injuries.

St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz said the shooting victim told officers that he didn't see who shot him and didn't know why anyone would shoot him.

Police noted that the man doesn't live at the residence that came under fire. But police said they no information about the suspects to release to the public.

St. Petersburg police are asking anyone with information to call (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727) 892-5000 or text police at (727) 420-8911.

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