CLEARWATER, Fla. — Clearwater police are investigating two separate and unrelated shootings on Sunday.
Police said the first shooting happened at 2:24 p.m. in the 1100 block of Palm Bluff Street. A 22-year-old man was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.
The man was shot at LaSalle and MLK before running to Palm Bluff Street, police said. Police said "witnesses described the shooter as a black male, about 20 years old, 6 feet tall and thin. He was wearing blue denim shorts and a light-colored hoodie. Anyone with information on the case should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242."
A second shooting happened at 3:34 p.m. at the Creekside Apartments, 1280 Druid Road. A three-year-old child was taken to All Children's Hospital in St. Pete after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his shoulder. The child is said to be in stable condition, according to police. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the shooting and how the boy came into possession of the gun.