• Woman feeding feral cats wounded when she slaps gun from robber's hand

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida woman in her 70s was shot Saturday when she slapped a gun out of the hand of a man who had robbed her while she was feeding feral cats in her neighborhood.

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    The woman, who has not been identified, was feeding the cats around 6 a.m. when a man walked up to her with a gun and demanded money, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

    The woman gave the man the little bit of money she had with her and he left, investigators said. She then started following him down the street. When the man realized he was being followed, he turned around and pointed the gun at her, the Times reported. The victim slapped the gun from the man, causing it to fire. She was hit in the leg, and the man fled.

    The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Tampa Bay Times reported

    Police are still searching for the suspect.

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