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Man hospitalized after shooting

A 31-year-old man remained in a Tampa hospital with a bullet lodged in his neck after he was shot during a weekend argument. Pasco sheriff's officials said the shooting was drug-related. Ray Crocker was sitting in a parked van with friends about 4 a.m. Sunday when aman pointed a gun at him and fired once, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Crocker denied that the incident was drug-related and said he was looking for a friend's bicycle. He could not tell deputies exactly where the shooting occurred. Friends drove Crocker to East Pasco Medical Center and he was later taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he underwent exploratory surgery, a nursing supervisor said. Officials have no suspects.

Hudson medical offices planned

HUDSON _ MedCom Facilities of Largo intends to build a 6,000-square-foot medical office building on U.S. 19 just south of State Road 52, between the Dunkin' Donuts and the former Morrison's cafeteria building. The one-story office building will provide space for doctors' offices and physical therapy services, said Palm Harbor broker Paul Ceraolo. C.Q. Port Richey Property Inc. recently sold the }-acre parcel to MedCom for $262,000, said Ceraolo, who brokered the deal. The owners were attracted to the site because of its visibility, said Pat Sheppard, president of S&H Associates, the builder for the project. The Social Security Administration is moving its western Pasco-Hernando office to the vacant Morrison's building. County officials are reviewing plans for the medical office building, which is expected to open by the end of the year, Sheppard said.

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