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2 on motorcycle shot from passing car while crossing Howard Frankland

The victims, a 40-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, were riding north across the bridge on a Harley-Davidson, troopers said.
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Published Jun. 22
Updated Jun. 22

A man and woman riding on a motorcycle were shot and injured while crossing the Howard Frankland Bridge early Tuesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The shots were fired about 12:30 a.m. by someone inside a passing black car, troopers said.

The victims, a 40-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, are both from Clearwater. They were riding north across the bridge, from St. Petersburg to Tampa, on a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Both were taken to a hospital.

A news release sent by troopers just after 4 a.m. did not indicate whether the shooting is believed to be random.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800.

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