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"Please help me educate those struggling with conflict resolution to understand that there is always a better way," said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
Detectives are working a non-life-threatening shooting on the 5800 block of North 43rd Street that is domestic in nature. At approximately 9:40 a.m., HCSO received a 9-1-1 call about a possible shooting. When deputies arrived, they found a black female with a gunshot wound to the arm who was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa in stable condition. Detectives are looking for the shooter, whom they believe to be the victim's boyfriend, but are not releasing his name at this time.
"As a community, we have to stop family violence immediately. Please help me educate those struggling with conflict resolution to understand that there is always a better way. The fact is, there is no room for violence in the community, especially family violence," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "It is always OK to ask for help! I will not remain idle while this occurs in our communities. The perpetrators of family violence have no place amongst us because everyone in our community deserves to feel safe!"
One can always find easy and anonymous help from these great resources, said Sheriff Chronister.
- The Spring of Tampa Bay has a 24-hour crisis hotline 813-247-SAFE (7233)
- The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) can help you find a domestic violence center near you. Call the statewide hotline 1-800-500-1119
- National Domestic Violence HOTLINE 1-800-799-7233