ST. PETERSBURG — Police are looking for two men who broke into an apartment and shot an occupant in what detectives described as a home invasion robbery that took place on Monday afternoon.
The 21-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, according to St. Petersburg police. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for surgery. The victim was listed in critical condition late Monday but police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
The shooting took place at the Palmway Village Apartments at 680 79th Ter. N at about 12:30 p.m., according to police. According to a witness in the apartment who was not injured in the attack, two men forced their way through the front door.
The victim scuffled with the two suspects, the witness said, until one of them pulled out a handgun and shot him. Both men fled without taking anything. When officers arrived they found the wounded victim inside.
Detectives believe the robbery may be drug related, according to police, but they gave no description of the suspects.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call St. Petersburg police at (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727) 892-5000 or text police at (727) 420-8911.