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Police identify woman killed in St. Petersburg shooting that injured two others

Emily Renee Grot, a 35-year-old mother of two, was fatally shot near Wildwood Park late Sunday, police said.
A woman was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting in the area of Wildwood Park in St. Petersburg late Sunday, police said.
A woman was killed and two other people were injured in a shooting in the area of Wildwood Park in St. Petersburg late Sunday, police said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published Apr. 5
Updated Apr. 5

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have identified a woman who was killed in a shooting Sunday that left two others injured.

Emily Renee Grot, 35, was shot about 10:50 p.m. near the corner of 13th Ave. S and 26th Street, near Wildwood Park, according to St. Petersburg police.

A man and a 17-year-old girl were also shot. The man had serious injuries that aren’t life-threatening and the teen had a minor injury, police said. Police have not released their names.

All three victims were dropped off at local hospitals after the shooting. Grot was a mother of two children who lived in St. Petersburg, police said.

A police spokeswoman said the department is withholding the names of the other two victims because the investigation is ongoing.

Police did not release any information about potential suspects or a motive. Investigators asked anyone with information on the shooting to call St. Petersburg police at 727-893-7780.

Grot’s shooting death is the 13th homicide St. Petersburg police have recorded this year in the city, which in just three months is close to eclipsing the 15 homicides reported in 2020.

Grot was killed just five days after another young mother, 21-year-old K’Mia Simmons, was shot to death while sitting inside a car stopped at a red light at 18th Avenue S and 22nd Street S. Simmons’ two daughters, ages 2 and 1, were in the car with her but not hurt. The two scenes are about a mile apart.

The same day Simmons was killed, 19-year-old D’quaz Davis was fatally shot in front of a home on the 1200 block of Fargo St. S, about a half mile west of Wildwood Park. Two men have been arrested in that case and police have said they do not believe those shootings are related.

This is a developing story. Check tampabay.com for updates.