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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-341

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 6, 2019
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    Two shot, one dead, in drug-related incident

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is  investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a Tampa apartment complex on Friday night.
    • Friday
    • September 6, 2019
    • Time: 10:46 PM


    At approximately 7:15 p.m., deputies were called to the Lago Bello Apartments located at 13503 Gragston Circle in Tampa.

    During a transaction inside an apartment, an altercation occurred between a 21-year-old male attempting to buy drugs and two other adult males inside the apartment. The buyer fired multiple shots, killing one man and injuring another. The second shooting victim,  who is 25 years old, left the apartment and went to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are non-life threatening. HCSO
    detectives are still working to identify the deceased victim.

    The shooter remained on scene. He is currently being interviewed by detectives. There does not appear to be any threat to the public.
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