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Tampa Police Investigating Shooting that injured 11-year-old boy


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TAMPA, Fla.- Investigators with the Tampa Police Department are requesting assistance from the public following a shooting that injured a juvenile this week.

On Sunday, February 11th, at approximately 10:17pm, an 11-year-old boy was standing on his front porch in the C. Blythe Andrews Apartments located at 2201 E Osborne Avenue when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

The juvenile was transported to the hospital where he was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

"Our thoughts are with this family as this senseless act has left an innocent child in our community injured," said Chief Lee Bercaw. "Our officers are committed to identifying the person responsible and holding this individual accountable. I believe that with the assistance of our community, we can bring this family the justice they deserve."

Anyone with information that could assist detectives is asked to contact the Tampa Police Department directly or Crimestoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477) or via Tip411.