1 dead, 1 hospitalized in shooting at St. Pete grocery store parking lot

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — A shooting at a gathering of 50-100 people in St. Petersburg Saturday morning left one man dead and another in critical condition.

Police said the large gathering took place at the Food Max on 18th Avenue South. The calls for shots fired came into 911 around 1 a.m.

Darren Williams: Pinellas Co. Sheriff’s Office

Police believe an argument broke out before the shooting occurred. Detectives said 38-year-old Bernard Nixon was killed and another man was hospitalized in critical condition.

A suspect was not immediately identified, but officers eventually arrested Darren Lamont Williams, 49. He’s facing a second-degree murder charge and an attempted second degree murder charge.

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