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Tampa police identify pair shot Monday

TAMPA — A day after two people were shot behind a N Nebraska Avenue barber shop, police have identified the victims.

Allen Parkes, 36, and Garfield Gray, 38, were recovering at St. Joseph's Hospital and Tampa General Hospital, respectively, police said.

Parkes of Odessa was shot in the lower right side and was in serious but not life-threatening condition, a police report said. Gray of Tampa was in fair condition with a back wound, the report said.

Hospital officials could not confirm information about either patient.

Police say Parkes and Gray were in a brown van behind the Pizzazz Beauty and Barber Shop at E 21st Avenue and N Nebraska Avenue when two men came up and fired.

Parks ran down the street for help. Gray drove toward TGH before stopping at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Armenia Avenue.

Paramedics took him the rest of the way.

Police are seeking two attackers they described as black men in their 30s. One had short hair, gold teeth and was wearing a brown shirt and armed with a semiautomatic handgun. The other was about 5 feet 7, with a short Afro, wearing a white shirt with red and blue stripes, blue jeans, and was armed with a semiautomatic handgun.

Police say they don't know the motive for the shootings.

Tampa police identify pair shot Monday 06/03/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 10:20am]
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