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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-004

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 4, 2018
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    • 813-247-8060

    Deputies Want To Identify Shooter

    The victim was shot in the chest as he was walking along Railroad Street.
    • Saturday
    • December 30, 2017
    • Time: 9:40 PM
    • Railroad Street and Aley Street
    • Wimauma, Florida


    Giovanni Soto
    DOB: 1/27/1999



    On November 30, 2017 at approximately 9:40 pm, Giovanni Soto was walking at the intersection of Railroad Street and Aley Street looking for his dog, when he was shot in the chest by a passing vehicle. The victim was looking down at the ground when the vehicle passed and did not see who was in he vehicle. The victim described the vehicle as a late model dark in color, minivan or SUV with rectangular rear lights.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect(s) is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at ww.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using their P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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