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Roadway Altercation Leads to Shooting, 4-year-old Injured

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On Tuesday evening, Tampa Police were dispatched to the 3000 block of N. 50th St for the report of a shooting that occurred at 6:13 pm and left a 4-year-old girl struck by a bullet. 

Preliminary investigation suggests that the gunfire stemmed from a road rage incident that occurred nearby, ending with the suspect shooting at the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene. 

Officers arrived within minutes to find the 4-year-old with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The child has been transported to a nearby hospital. The other occupants of the car, two adults and one additional child, were not injured.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a white KIA Optima that was last seen heading northbound on N. 50th St. The driver was described as a black male with dreads. 

It is very early in this investigation. Officers are currently working in partnership with local businesses to review and gather any surveillance video that may have captured the incident. Anyone with information related to this shooting is urged to contact the Tampa Police Department at 813.231.6130.