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Wesley Chapel man shot in head

WESLEY CHAPEL — A Wesley Chapel man was in serious condition Saturday after being shot in the head around 3 a.m., near Angus Valley Drive, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Robert Townsend of 6826 Woodsman Drive had been driving through the yards of homes before he was shot, the Sheriff's Office said, citing "preliminary information."

It is unknown if that was a motive for the shooting.

Authorities got the call about the shooting at 3:14 a.m.

The wounded man's age was not released by the Sheriff's Office, and records indicate that two men by that name live at the Woodsman drive address; one is 51, the other 28.

Neighbor Conni Haines said the men are father and son and the younger Townsend was shot.

"Bobby is good people," she said.

Haines said she wasn't surprised to hear that authorities said Townsend had been driving in yards.

"Oh, Bobby would drive in his own yard," she said.

Townsend's family could not be reached later Saturday, and no one answered their door.

Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said there were no immediate suspects.

He urged anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711.

Anonymous information can be left on the crime tips line at (800) 706-2488.

Times researcher John Martin contributed to this story. Erin Sullivan can be reached at esullivan@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6229.

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