Shooting at central Tampa business leaves one person injured


TAMPA — Police were investigating a shooting at a central Tampa retail business that left one person hospitalized late Tuesday.

The shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Smoke Shop at 1815 W Waters Ave. Police said early Wednesday they believed it was the result of an attempted robbery.

The victim, Nicanor Soler, 41, suffered an upper body injury and was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

The suspect is described as being between 5' 6" and 5' 8", and police ask that anyone with information or who was in the area at the time call detectives.