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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
2600 West Lake Drive
- Three Hispanic Males, approximately 15 – 17 years of age.
On January 29, 2012 at approximately 1:16 p.m. a shooting occurred at 5219 Vernice Street in Wimauma. The victim, Alejandro Rios was standing in the front yard of the Vernice Street address when the suspect vehicle drove by and the occupants of the vehicle yelled out the window to the victim, calling him by name. The vehicle then stopped, the suspects exited the vehicle and one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The suspect fired several shots at the victim, striking him once in the stomach. The victim was transported by private vehicle to South Bay Hospital and later medevaced to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).