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Woman shot and killed in front of Pinellas Park City Hall

Shooter chased victim into street and shot her
Posted at 10:31 PM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 00:53:08-05

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — A woman was shot in killed in the street dircetly in front of Pinellas Park City Hall.

According to the Pinellas Park Police Department, the shooting took place shortly before 10:00 p.m. in the 5100 block of 78th Avenue in Pinellas Park.

Sgt. Michael Lynch said the victim was attending an event at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center.  According to witnesses they heard the woman in an altercation with someone in the parking lot that is connected to City Hall then heard a gunshot.  The victim died in the street a couple hundred feet from the steps of City Hall after she was chased by the shooter.

At this point, police said they do not believe the public is in danger.  But, they do not know what the connection is between the victim and the shooter.

The shooter left in an unknown vehicle. 

There wasn't a concert or event at the performing arts center.  Police said there are some small community gatherings there for different things from time to time. 

The victim's identity has not been released.  Police are also checking to see if any surveillance cameras captured the shooting.

Detectives stated they are responding to the scene based on the serious injuries to the victim.

At this time, no further information has been released.

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