ST. PETERSBURG — Two teen boys and a 20-year-old man were wounded by gunfire Tuesday in the 1000 block of Ninth Avenue S, according to police.
The three people did not suffer life-threatening injuries, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. The shooting is believed to be drug-related.
The shooting was reported at 11:18 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the three wounded people, police said. The teenagers are ages 16 and 17, police said.
No other details about the incident were released.
There has been an uptick of shootings in St. Petersburg in recent weeks. City leaders denounced the violence at a vigil held last week.
“Enough is enough St. Pete,” said City Council member Deborah Figgs-Sanders. Mayor Rick Kriseman added: “We’re better than this as a community.”
Two people were injured Monday in a shooting near Ninth Avenue S and 15th Street S, police said. There have also been two recent fatal shootings: A Nov. 14 argument in the parking lot of a grocery store on 18th Avenue S led to the shooting death of 26-year-old Deauntazies Ramsey, police said.
The next day, a mother of two was shot and killed in a crowd targeted by gunfire outside a salon on 16th Street S on Nov. 15. Police believe the woman was an innocent bystander.