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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Laura McElroy, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3779
 
15h Street and 2nd Avenue Shooting
 
Tampa, FL November 18, 2013 -

The victims were walking to their vehicle in the area of 15th Street and 2nd Avenue at 12:30 a.m. on 11/17 when they were approached by the suspects. The male suspect told the male victim to give up his money, which the victim did. The female suspect approached the female victim, who was in the vehicle and the two began to argue. The female suspect pulled the female victim from the vehicle and a struggle ensued. The males ran to their partner's aid and the male suspect produced a handgun and shot the male suspect in the chest then pushed the female victim and shot her in the abdomen while she was lying on the ground. The suspects fled on foot. Both victims were transported to the hospital. Detectives responded and are actively investigaing. As of this writing both victims have non life threatening injuries.

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