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3 injured in shooting near downtown St. Petersburg

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Three people were wounded in a shooting near downtown St. Petersburg on Tuesday, police said.

The shooting happened on 9th Avenue South near 10th Street South around 11:15 a.m., according to a department spokeswoman.

“This is a residential area. These are homes, people’s homes. It’s the middle of the morning. Kids are out of school,” said Yolanda Fernandez, the police spokeswoman who briefed 8 On Your Side about the shooting.

“I woke up. Came out here. Saw police officers flying everywhere,” said Tae Brinson, who lives near the scene. “This street is quiet. Nothing really happen,” he said.

Fernandez said the victims, all male, are ages 16, 17 and 20. They were taken to a hospital in St. Petersburg and should be okay, she said.

A few hours after the shooting, Fernandez said detectives determined an argument over drugs led to the gunfire.

No arrests have been made. It is unclear if anyone else was involved.

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