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Man fatally shot as large crowd gathered at St. Pete convenience store, police say

Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 10:51:40-05

St. Pete PD is investigating a fatal shooting that happened at a convenience store Sunday night.

It happened at the Quick Stop Beer and Wine store located at 1440 49th St. S at about 7:45 p.m.

Police say there was a large crowd gathered there when shots were fired.

Authorities say two men were injured and transported to the hospital. Dameion Cookinson, 34, died at the hospital and the other victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

Investigators are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact SPPD by calling the non-emergency line at 727-893-7780, or an anonymous tip can be sent by texting the letters SPPD and your tip to TIP-411.