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1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at Tampa food stand

An innocent bystander was shot and killed in a fight over line cutting at a mobile concession stand in a parking lot off Hillsborough Avenue early Saturday. Another man is in a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Tampa police said.

Alquan Garner, 23, of 10914 Black Swan Court in Seffner was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died, police said.

About 3:30 a.m., people in a line for food at the trailer at 4021 W Hillsborough Ave. started arguing about others jumping ahead in the line. A fight broke out between Erbierto Reyes and another man. The man accused Reyes of cutting in line, Tampa police Lt. Ronald McMullen said.

The man fired several shots. Reyes was the intended victim, but Garner also was hit, McMullen said.

After Garner was shot, he got into his vehicle and drove away. He crashed at N Lois Avenue, just south of W Hills­borough Avenue.

Reyes, 27, of Riverview also was shot. He was hit at least twice in the abdomen and taken to St. Joseph's with life-threatening wounds.

Detectives are still investigating and looking for the man who is the suspected shooter.

1 killed, 1 wounded in shooting at Tampa food stand 08/08/09 [Last modified: Saturday, August 8, 2009 10:42pm]
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