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Two wounded in shooting near Tampa's Barnes Park

TAMPA — Tampa police are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon at Alfred Barnes Jr. Park on N 32nd St.

Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after an incident around 1:37 p.m., police said. According to police, the victims were sitting in a covered picnic area playing cards when at least one suspect pulled up in a vehicle and, after a confrontation, opened fire.

Reshard Russ, 20, was shot in the leg and ran to a nearby parking lot, where he collapsed. He remains in serious condition, according to police. A bullet grazed the head of Deandre Williams, 22, but he was able to run to his nearby home. He was treated and released from the hospital Thursday.

Police did not immediately have a description of the shooter, but said a gray or silver Nissan or Infiniti may have been used in connection with the incident. The shooting was not a random act of violence, authorities said.

A portion of 21st Avenue between 30th and 34th streets was closed Thursday afternoon while detectives investigated the shooting.

Two wounded in shooting near Tampa's Barnes Park 02/27/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:19pm]
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