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Monday, Oct 20, 2014

Youth shot in arm at Largo recreation complex


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A youth was shot in the arm Sunday night during a dispute at a Largo recreation complex, police said.

The shooting took place at 7:39 p.m. at the skatepark of the Bayhead Recreation Complex, 375 Seminole Blvd.

Shortly before the shooting, a male rode up to the skatepark on a bicycle and started an arguement with someone who was already there, police said. After exchanging words, the person with the bicycle pulled out a gun and fired, striking a juvenile male in the arm, police said. The shooter fled on the bicycle.

The youth who was shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

The shooter was described by police as black, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, thin and muscular. He was wearing a blue and orange hat, no shirt, and beige or blue shorts. The bicycle was a female-style beach cruiser, police said.

No other information was released.

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