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Teen shot during Tampa home invasion

TAMPA — A teen was shot and another man was pistol whipped during a home invasion early Wednesday.

Two men wearing black clothes and covering their faces with black T-shirts burst into a home at 8501 17th St. N about 1:45 a.m.

"Where's the money? Where's the money?" the men demanded, according to police.

One of the robbers used a black semiautomatic pistol to order Donte Allen, 30, to the floor, while the other used a black revolver to force Travis Rollins, 22, to a back bedroom, police said.

When Rollins told the man he did not know where the money was, the man pistol-whipped him in the face, police said.

Andre Powell, 17, who was in his bedroom when the men burst in, was shot in the right hand when he went to investigate.

The men then left the home and ran south toward Waters Avenue. Police could not find them and did not know whether they got away in a vehicle.

Nothing was taken, the residents told police.

Powell was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

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Teen shot during Tampa home invasion 05/26/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:27am]
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