Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Detectives seek public's help in solving 2015 shooting of Riverview mother

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in solving the ambush shooting of a Riverview mother in August 2015.

Angela Morales, 37, was shot multiple times as she answered the front door of her home, at 12942 Fennway Ridge Drive, about 12:26 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2015, detectives said. The Sheriff's Office has said it was not a random shooting, but no motive has been released.

It's possible there was more than one shooter due to multiple casings found at the scene, detectives said. The suspects fled in a dark-colored four-door sedan that was waiting nearby.

Morales, a mother of four, has fully recovered from her wounds, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.

Her husband and twins, then 9 years old, were home during the shooting but not injured. Her two eldest sons, then 17 and 21, were not home during the attack.

Neighbors in the usually quiet subdivision reported hearing the shots.

"It's definitely frightening," Tiffany Seekins, who lived down the street from Morales, said after the shooting. "This stuff doesn't happen around here."

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspects; call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), or report anonymously at crimestopperstb.com.

Previous story: Mother of four in Riverview home shooting in stable condition, deputies say.

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