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Woman, 36, injured in Clearwater shooting

CLEARWATER — A 36-year-old woman suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the head Sunday night after a large crowd formed and a fight broke out, police said.

Shawane Smith was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police said the incident happened at 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave about 9:41 p.m. Police are still looking for the person who fired the shot.

Police received a call about a shooting in the area of S Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Kingsley Street. Officers found a large crowd and people running, but couldn't find anyone who had been shot.

Officers later learned that Smith was taken to the hospital by friends.

Police said several shots were fired after a fight broke out. Witnesses gave conflicting accounts of the shooting.

Detectives don't think Smith was an intended target.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooter to call their tip line at (727) 562-4422. People can remain anonymous by texting "CWPD" and the tip information to 847411. Tips can also be submitted at the department's website, clearwaterpolice.org, or through its Facebook page.

Woman, 36, injured in Clearwater shooting 09/12/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 12:24pm]
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