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Deputies investigating overnight shooting in Wimauma

WIMAUMA — Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that injured a man in Wimauma early Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to a shooting call just after midnight. Minutes later, a call came in from South Bay Hospital that a man had been dropped off with several gunshot wounds, deputies said.

The victim, Rueben Galvan Jr., 20, told deputies that he and his friends had been driving through Wimauma when a man standing at a corner began shooting. Deputies determined the shots most likely happened in front of the residence at 5207 North St.

Galvan's friends returned to the hospital, but the Pontiac Grand Am they were driving at the time of the shooting has not been located, deputies said.

Deputies are trying to obtain a description of the suspect and a possible vehicle.

Due to his injuries, Galvan was sent to Tampa General Hospital to undergo surgery.

Deputies investigating overnight shooting in Wimauma 03/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:10pm]
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