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Monday, Sep 22, 2014
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Gunman flees after wounding Temple Terrace man


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A gunman is being sought in Temple Terrace after a failed a robbery attempt left a resident wounded over the weekend.

About 1:36 a.m. Sunday, Ashfaq Khan, 28, of 7469 Terrace River Drive, was outside retrieving items from his car when he heard footsteps behind him, police said.

Khan turned to see a man approaching him with a small-caliber handgun and demanding his valuables, according to police. Khan ran to the front door and banged on it, yelling to family members for help.

The suspect fired and struck Khan, police said. Khan was able to call 911 and was taken to Tampa General Hospital with a non-life threatening injury. He has been released.

The gunman fled on foot, police said. He is described as 25 to 35 years old, about 5-foot-10, between 160 and 180 pounds, police said. He was and wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt, black or blue pants, black shoes, and a small, thin-strapped backpack.

Police ask that anyone with information in the case call Detective Dale Kelley at (813) 989-7110.

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