1 hospitalized after shooting in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A man is in critical condition in St. Pete this afternoon after a drug-transaction gone bad.

Police were dispatched to 4835 26th Avenue North. around 10:57 am on Saturday morning and found an unidentified man in his late-thirties in a semi-conscious state with two life-threatening gunshot wounds to his upper body.

He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital where he remains in critical condition post-surgery.

Police have yet to identify a suspect, but a witness at the scene provided minimal information about the alleged suspect and told police the victim and the suspect had engaged in a drug transaction.  The suspect pulled out a gun and tried to steal narcotics from the victim, which led to a struggle.  The suspect shot the victim twice before he fled the scene in a green vehicle.

News Channel 8 will bring you any updates as soon as they are available.




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