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Shootout leaves one dead

A gunman walked up to a crowded Hernando County barbecue shop and opened fire Saturday night, killing a man. Witness Gloria Mobley said she saw the man leave a brown four-door Ford with a Pasco County license tag, carrying either a shotgun or a rifle. One man was detained in a deputy's cruiser but had not been arrested or charged late Saturday, said sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Frank Bierwiler. Witnesses said the shooting took place just after 6 p.m. at a barbecue shop that neighbors identified as Timmons Big Oak Barbecue Shed at Timmons Road and Buck Hope Road.

Electrical fire damages building

TAMPA _ An electrical short is thought to have caused a fire that heavily damaged a commercial building in south Tampa early Saturday, Tampa fire officials said. Tampa fire division Chief Bruce Savage said the building at 1811 N Howard Ave. sustained heavy damage. There were no injuries.

Man killed in truck collision

TAMPA _ A man was killed in a two-vehicle accident in north Tampa late Friday, and a second man was charged with manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. Darrell Davis, 40, of 1005 E Curtis St. hit William Franklin Rupert's pickup when Davis turned onto Armenia Avenue and caused the truck to crash into a telephone pole, police said. Rupert, 35, died at the scene, officials said. According to jail records, Davis posted $5,000 bail and was released early Saturday.

Pedestrian killed by car

PLANT CITY _ A Hillsborough County man was struck and killed by a car late Friday as he walked along County Road 39 near the Polk County line, Hillsborough sheriff's officials said. Salvador Gonzalez of 104 E Keysville Road died of a fractured neck, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office. Sheriff's officials said Alfred Martinson, 51, of Plant City swerved to avoid hitting him about 9 p.m., but struck Gonzalez, then hit a Chevrolet pickup carrying two teenagers. Martinson was in satisfactory condition late Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. Billy Parker, 17, of Plant City and Melissa Schluter, 16, of Keysville were taken to Tampa General Hospital. Parker was released early Saturday, and Schluter was in fair condition late Saturday, a hospital spokesman said.

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