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Two hospitalized after shootings in front of Tampa home

TAMPA — Detectives were searching for two gunmen early Wednesday believed to have shot a man and a woman in front of their home.

Roberto Anderson, 39, had returned home to Baymeadow Court just after 2 a.m. from the Char-Pal Lounge on Busch Boulevard when he decided to take his dog out for a walk, deputies learned.

Once outside, Anderson saw a man pointing a rifle at him near his front door and another armed man standing by a car, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported.

Anderson and the gunman got into a struggle and the rifle went off, wounding Anderson several times. As Anderson ran away, he heard more shots.

Christi Anderson, 38, had been inside but came out after hearing the initial gunshots. She was hit in the leg, deputies said. The gunmen then left the house.

The Andersons were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. They told deputies they had never seen the men before.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (800)873-8477.

Two hospitalized after shootings in front of Tampa home 10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:36am]
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