ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Police are sorting out a series of events early Wednesday that left four people shot in south St. Petersburg.
Investigators worked four scenes that may all be connected.
It began when officers responded to a hit-and-run incident at Oueensboro Avenue South and 31st Street around 2:15 a.m. Officers found an abandoned white Nissan Maxima with bullet holes.
"There were no victims located in the immediate area and no blood... inside the car," St. Pete Police spokesperson Mike Puetz said. "Officers did locate drugs inside the car, but no weapons."
Around 3:45 a.m., officers at the scene were flagged down by people inside a black stretch limousine. Two men had been shot. Both men had non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The exterior of the limo had been hit by bullets.
Inside the limo, officers located a handgun and 10 other adults. The two wounded men were taken to Bayfront Medical Center, Puetz said.
The limo's occupants told the officers that someone in a black Chrysler 300 fired at them in the area of 7th Avenue South and 28th Street.
"When officers got to 7th Avenue South and 28 Street they found a black Chrysler 300 on the side of the road occupied by a lone adult male who was suffering from a bullet wound to his upper body," Puetz said.
Investigators worked to determine if there were any other occupants in the car who may have fled the area prior to the officers' arrival, or if the wounded male had been shot by occupants of the limousine.
Later, a fourth victim arrived at All Children's Hospital. The man suffered a non-life threatening bullet wound to his upper body at the same time officers were investigating the Chrysler 300 shooting scene.
"Again it's not clear if this victim's wound is in anyway related to the other shooting cases," Puetz said. "Obviously investigators will be busy this morning sorting out the details of these incidents"
It was not clear if the victims were the gunmen, or if there are others at large.
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