A man is undergoing surgery after being shot at a St. Pete home Sunday morning and another man is receiving medical treatment after being beat with a baseball bat, St. Pete Police say.
Police are calling both men victims.
It happened around 4 a.m. at 8201 36th Avenue North.
The shooting took place after the roommates had an argument, police say.
According to police, the younger roommate, who is described as being in his 20s, brought a woman home and then fell asleep. This apparently angered the other roommate and the men began arguing. The older roommate, who is described as being in his 40s, armed himself with a baseball bat, police say.
At some point, the argument turned physical and spilled out into the street.
The elder roommate, who neighbors identified as the homeowner, was shot at least twice in the chest and was taken to Bayfront Health, police say.
Police say the man is expected to survive.
A neighbor, who asked us not to give his identity, says he came out of his house and heard the shooter on the phone with 911.
"I was listening and I heard somebody on the phone with police saying that they had shot somebody and to send an ambulance and they were there waiting," the neighbor said.
According to neighbors, they heard six gunshots.
Police say a total of eight shots were fired.
Michelle Woerner also heard the gunshots. She described the homeowner as a nice man who was quiet and kept to himself.
"He kept to himself, he really talked to my husband the most," said Woerner.
Neighbors say the dead end street is typically quiet but there was a disturbance three weeks ago at the same home.
"We did notice a bunch of broken glass in the street and some stuff in the yard," the male neighbor who asked to remain anonymous explained.
Neighbors say it appeared there had been a domestic dispute and someone had been kicked out of the house because there was furniture and clothing in the yard.
Neighbors told ABC Action News they've also noted the "odd" appearance of the home, including foil n windows and multiple security cameras.