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Deputies looking for man who threw concrete through bus, another who shot at cars on MLK in Tampa

TAMPA — Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who threw a piece of concrete through the window of a Hartline bus Tuesday morning, injuring a passenger.

The bus was traveling east on Progress Village Boulevard about to turn on to 83rd Street about 8:30 a.m. when someone outside threw the concrete.

Three people were on board, deputies said. One of them, 29-year-old Bianca Aschilier, was hit in the face with broken glass and taken to Tampa General Hospital. She has been released.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, with a short Afro, wearing blue denim shorts and no shirt.

In an apparently unrelated incident, another man was seen shooting at cars on Martin Luther King Boulevard early this afternoon, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter. It appears he was using a pellet gun, Carter said.

Only one car was shot, Carter said. A pellet bullet hit its windshield but didn't break it. No one was injured.

Deputies are searching for that person, too.

Deputies looking for man who threw concrete through bus, another who shot at cars on MLK in Tampa 07/01/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 2:32pm]
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