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Two men shot in Carrollwood robbery

Published:   |   Updated: January 26, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Two men were hospitalized after being shot during a robbery in Carrollwood Saturday night, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

The men drove to a friend’s house at in the Plantation subdivision at around 10:45 p.m., deputies said. While they were parked front of a home at 10346 Rosemount Drive, an unidentified man with dreadlocks got into their back seat, and a dark-colored SUV parked in front of the their vehicle, blocking them in, deputies said.

They were then surrounded by four other men, who took their wallets, cell phones and a necklace at gunpoint, deputies said.

One of the victims attempted to get away by driving his car in reverse, striking two parked vehicles and a telephone pole, deputies said. At least one suspect fired several shots, striking the driver and passenger.

The man with the dreadlocks was not shot and fled the scene.

Both victims were treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not life threatening.