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Two shootings in Wesley Chapel called drug-related

WESLEY CHAPEL — Two men have been shot in Wesley Chapel since Monday in prescription drug-related incidents, the Pasco Sheriff's Office said.

Around 9:25 p.m. on Monday, Raymond Daniel Platt, 41, was selling prescription pills out of his home at 30122 Eastport Drive when a masked person came into the home demanding pills, deputies said. The men struggled and Platt was shot in the face. Deputies say the wound is not life threatening.

At 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, Tony Barnes, 20, was shot in the stomach at the Ashley Pine Community Playground near Smith Road and Ashley Pines Place. It is unclear if Barnes was buying or selling drugs, though deputies believe he was involved in a drug deal, according to sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll.

The shootings took place 4 miles apart and are unrelated, Doll said.

Two shootings in Wesley Chapel called drug-related 06/29/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:08pm]
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