Florida teen killed by vehicle driven by woman shot in altercation: Sheriff
02/08/2021 1:55 pm PST
TAMPA, Fla. (TCD) --
A teenager was killed by a vehicle around the time a driver was shot in an altercation on Sunday night.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene at an apartment complex at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
A 14-year-old person died after being struck by a vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. The female driver, in her early 20s, was found shot inside her vehicle. She was hospitalized in critical condition.
Deputies said a physical confrontation happened “minutes before the accident,” and said the driver was believed to have been involved. Shots were reportedly fired at the driver after* the vehicle struck the teenager.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office “is investigating an argument that led to a deadly traffic accident and was followed by a shooting.”
"We are extremely saddened by the tragedy that resulted from a meaningless fight," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "A child is dead because of the irresponsible actions of adults who engaged in a verbal dispute and allowed it to escalate. Our detectives are processing the scene, interviewing witnesses, and working to determine who fired the shots. At this time, no arrests have been made and the motive is under investigation. Those who saw or heard something are urged to come forward."
No arrests were announced Monday. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.
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