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Homicide investigation ongoing after overnight shooting in St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg Police Department continues to investigate an overnight shooting death.

Officers from the St. Petersburg Police received a call about a person shot outside in the parking lot of Leanne’s Rental Hall , 1566 16th Street South at approximately 3:37 a.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021.

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Police say there was a large crowd of 100-150 gathered at that location.

When police arrived they found 27-year-old Eric Thornhill Chavis, of St. Petersburg. He was shot and suffered critical injuries. Officers administered first aid until rescue arrived.

The victim later died at the hospital.

Detectives ask anyone with information please call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD and your tip to TIP 411.

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