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$5K reward offered in deadly St. Pete shooting

Police are asking the public for more information.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — An investigation is underway into what led up to the shooting death of a 47-year-old man.

Police were called just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to the area of 17th Avenue S. and 21st Street S. on a report of a shooting, according to a St. Petersburg Police Department news release.

Officers found 47-year-old Qareeb Muhammad lying in a field with a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The department in its statement did not say whether officers were looking for a gunman. 

On Thursday, St. Petersburg Police said an up to $5,000 reward is being offered for information regarding the case. Contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS to remain anonymous.

More information will be released "as it becomes available," police said. The investigation is still ongoing.

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