TAMPA POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE SHOOTING OF 3 YEAR OLD
Tampa Police continue to investigate the January 7 incident that resulted in a gunshot wound suffered by a 3-year-old.
DATE/TIME: Approximately 8:46 p.m. on Monday, January 7
LOCATION: Apartment complex at 5233 Picador Court
VICTIM: 3 year old male
DETAILS: Tampa Police responded to a report of a 3 year old child shot in the stomach. Upon arrival, officers observed the child with a single gunshot wound across the stomach. The child was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.
The investigation revealed that a young man may have been in the room with the child at the time of the incident. However, the young man is believed to have retrieved the firearm and fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival. No other witnesses were in the room at the time of the shooting, so the cause of the shooting has not been determined.
At this time detectives have not located the man who fled the apartment after the shooting.
The 3-year-old is expected to survive. His name is not being released at this time.