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Man hospitalized after argument turns into shooting in St. Petersburg, police say

The shot man was in stable condition Thursday, a police spokesman said.
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Published Jul. 22
Updated Jul. 22

ST. PETERSBURG — An argument between two men escalated into a shooting that led to one of them being hospitalized Thursday evening, according to St. Petersburg police.

The incident began as an argument in the parking lot of 4122 16th Street N about 7 p.m., police said.

As the argument escalated, one man pulled out a gun and shot the other, police said. The men knew each other prior to the argument.

The man was in stable condition Thursday, police spokesman Ken Knight said.

No other details about the shooting were released. A suspect in the shooting is in custody, however, and he is being questioned by police.

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