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Two men shot in incident Largo police call drug-related

Two men were seriously injured in Largo late Monday night in a shooting authorities say was likely drug-related.

Largo police said the men, identified as Cortez Davis, 23, and Jerel Stephens, 25, drove themselves to Largo Medical Center after they were shot elsewhere. Investigators have determined the two men initially met up in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Bolesta Road in Clearwater earlier Monday, and they were shot when two people approached their car and opened fire, according to Largo police.

"The incident appears to be drug-related and the investigation is ongoing at this time," the department said in a statement. "Both victims have significant injuries but are expected to survive."

No further information was immediately available.