In the early hours of April 29, 2021 officers responded to gunshots heard near the 2700 block of E. Columbus Drive. Officers located an adult Hispanic male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and immediately provided first aid. Tampa Fire Rescue responded to transport the victim to a nearby hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
While it is very early in the investigation, this does not appear to be a random act. Detectives are currently working to develop leads in this case. Anyone who believes they may have information that could assist detectives should contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.