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Teen wounded in shooting; Tampa police looking for gunman

TAMPA — Police are searching for the person who shot and injured a 14-year-old boy following an altercation in a parking lot outside in Chasers on N Armenia Avenue Friday night, Tampa Police said.

The victim, who suffered minor injuries, was part of a larger group escorted off the property at 4847 N Armenia Ave. earlier that night for fighting, police said.

Officers returned about an hour later at 10:50 p.m., responding to reports of a shooting. Witness accounts varied about just where the shooting had taken place, but the injured teen was located in a parking lot south of the property.

Witnesses told police they saw the shot come from a small black four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan Sentra, that pulled slowly by on Armenia Avenue before driving away.

The teen suffered a grazing wound near his left collarbone and was transported to the hospital for stitches, police said.

Police said it may have been a planned fight and not a random act of violence.

This story has been updated to reflect the following clarification: After his group was escorted Friday night from the parking lot of Pin Chasers, 4847 N Armenia Ave., for fighting, a teenager was later discovered injured by gunfire south of the property by police responding to reports of a shooting. Investigators have not determined just where the shooting had taken place.

Teen wounded in shooting; Tampa police looking for gunman 03/01/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:06pm]
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