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Gunfire in Tampa Home Depot parking lot

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Home Depot at 1712 North Dale Mabry Highway Home Depot at 1712 North Dale Mabry Highway

An argument that started with a parking lot dispute led to gunfire outside a Home Depot store on Wednesday afternoon.

No one was injured but two people face charges in connection with the midday altercation, Tampa Police said.

The store at 1712 North Dale Mabry Highway is in a busy shopping center that also includes a Nordstrom Rack and a Target store.

Police say the incident started when two drivers – a male and a female - tried to maneuver through a parking aisle.

"Their cars came in close proximity, they stopped, neither one would budge so they started a verbal altercation," said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.

The drivers spit at each other, and the altercation escalated and got physical when the husband and friend of the female driver arrived, police said.

The one driver, Raymond Lindstrom, 35, tried to pull out a firearm but the other suspects tried to take it from him, police said.

When Lindstrom tried to drive off, police say Darrell Strong, 27, got a gun from his vehicle and fired through the busy parking lot, missing Lindstrom's truck but hitting a parked vehicle sitting in a handicapped space.

No one was injured. Both men with guns have concealed weapons permits, police said.

Strong, the husband of the female driver, was arrested and is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public and burglary for the purpose of battery. Another man, John Christian, 40 was also arrested and charged with burglary for the purpose of battery.

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