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Sunday, Nov 23, 2014
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Man shot by robbers at hotel, Tampa police say


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Tampa police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night at a Howard Johnson hotel where a man was shot, ran from the scene and collapsed at a nearby restaurant.

The victim, who hasn’t been identified, was at the Howard Johnson, 2055 N. Dale Mabry Highway, at around 7:40 p.m. when he was confronted by two men, Tampa police said.

The men, who were armed with handguns, robbed the man. They got into a fight, and the victim was shot on the wrist, police said. The victim ran from the scene to a nearby LongHorn Steakhouse where he collapsed, police said.

As he ran off, the suspects fired at him and then fled in a silver vehicle, police said.

The victim is in guarded condition at a local hospital, police said. He also had injuries to his face, although it isn’t known how he got the injury, police said.

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