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Tampa police say fatal Sunday shooting was not a random attack

TAMPA — A Sunday morning shooting that killed a woman and sent a man to the hospital was not random, police say.

Authorities said Monday they believe the gunman, who has not been identified, targeted Jynasis Ellis, 26, and Malik Majied, 21, as they sat in a car around 3:20 a.m. outside Nick's Gyro and Subs, 3501 E Hillsborough Ave..

The gunman shot into the driver's side window, killing Ellis and wounding Majied, who was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday morning. Majied was considered stable at a local hospital Monday afternoon, according to police.

After he was shot, Majied managed to drive one block to N 34th Street and E Hillsborough Avenue, where an off-duty officer was fueling his car.

The officer called for backup and an ambulance, as he immediately began to perform CPR on Ellis. But Ellis would soon be pronounced dead at the scene.

The gunman remained at large Monday. Police have asked anyone with information about the incident or a suspect to contact the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130.

Tampa police say fatal Sunday shooting was not a random attack 03/26/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 26, 2012 10:57pm]
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