Double Shooting Claims the Life of 13 Year Old Boy
A weekend shooting which left one teenager dead claimed the life of another young victim. 13 year old Jeremi Brito was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital on Monday, June 6th. Doctors placed the boy on life support to give out of town family members a chance to arrive in Tampa and say good bye to their loved one.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the case. People are asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813 231-6130.
Detectives are working several active leads in the case. At this time, we are unable to release suspect information.
Tampa Police Detectives Investigate Double Shooting
DATE: 6/5/11, 5:55 a.m.
LOCATION: 3021 Van Buren Drive, Tampa
VICTIM: Kiara Brito, DOB: 8/10/94, H/F, 3021 Van Buren Drive, Tampa
(died at the scene)
VICTIM: Jeremi Brito, DOB: 3/31/98, H/M, 3021 Van Buren Drive, Tampa (critical condition at TGH)
Several neighbors heard gunshots at 5:55 Sunday morning and called 911. Officers found the 16-year-old victim dead at the scene. Her 13-year-old brother was rushed to Tampa General Hospital in very critical condition. The teenagers were the only ones at home at the time of the shooting. Detectives have determined this is not a random act of violence. It appears the home was targeted. More information on suspects will be released later today as it becomes available. Steve Hegarty with the Hillsborough County School Board will release additional information on the teenagers as both were enrolled in Hillsborough County Schools.
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