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TAMPA, Fla. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night during a carjacking.
According to deputies, on Saturday, shortly after 8:30 p.m., deputies and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the Shell gas station located at 6605 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in reference to a reported shooting.
When deputies arrived, they discovered one man had been shot, he was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.
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Through investigative means, deputies learned the suspect shot the passenger in the vehicle. Additionally, the suspect attacked the driver utilizing the weapon before fleeing the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries, he was treated and released at the scene.
The victim’s stolen vehicle was quickly recovered nearby by deputies.
“Our deputies are working diligently to find the person responsible for this senseless tragedy,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “The safety of this community is our top priority. Our detectives learned the shooter and victim were recent acquaintances, and while we have determined this is an isolated incident, we will not stop until this suspect is found. We are asking anyone with information on this shooting to reach out to us immediately.”
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This investigation remains active, anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.
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