Sunday, July 15, 2018
Public safety

Two wounded in St. Petersburg shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Two men were wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Police responding to a call of a shooting around 4:40 p.m. near the 4600 block of 11th Avenue S found Eric Blue, 44, had been wounded.

They later learned Blue was actually shot on 14th Avenue S but traveled to a residence on 11th Avenue S to report the incident, police said. He was transported to a local hospital.

Later, Weston Coleman, 51, turned up at the hospital with a gunshot wound, police said. Neither injury is considered life-threatening.

Police believe the two injuries are from the same incident and does not appear to be random, but an investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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