Media Alert


Date: Sat Apr 01, 2017 07:03:41
From: Tampa Police PIO


*****This is the most accurate information we have at this time. We will provide updates and additional details as they become available.****

Tampa Police are on the scene of a drive-by shooting that left one dead and possibly four others injured and taken to area hospitals. The shooting appears to have resulted from a dispute earlier. Police are interviewing a man who might be the shooter, but at this time no charges have been filed.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 1, at approximately 4:30 a.m.

LOCATION: A parking lot on the north side of the Palace Lounge at 219 S Howard Ave.

At this time, the intersection at W Platt Street and S Howard Avenue is closed as the investigation continues.

Steve Hegarty
Tampa Police PIO


For more information contact:
Public Information Office
813 276-3252 after hours number
813 276-3255 office
813 276-3256 FAX
One Police Center
411 North Franklin Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
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a reward of up to $3,000  for information
that leads to the identification and arrest
of the  suspect in this case.  Anyone with
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