Friday, February 23, 2018
News Roundup

Boy, 14, shot in arm after answering door at his Riverview home

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm through the door of his home after he went to answer a knock, Hillsborough County sheriff's investigators said.

The boy was being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident occurred about 12:25 a.m. today at the home on Libby Lane in Riverview.

The boy heard a knock on his front door, opened the door and a male outside started speaking Spanish, investigators said.

The boy then noticed another male walking towards the door armed with a gun. The boy closed the door and at least one gunshot was fired through it, striking him in the arm.

The two suspects fled the scene undetected, investigators said. They do not believe it was a random incident.

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