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Brandon gunshot victim has died. She was 14, deputies say.

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Published Jun. 19, 2019

BRANDON — A 14-year-old girl who was shot and wounded while riding in a car died of her injuries on Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

She was identified as a woman at the time, but now deputies say she was a teen.

Deputies were called to the Walgreens parking lot at 128 E Brandon Blvd. at about 1:40 a.m. Monday to investigate a report that someone had been shot and wounded inside a vehicle. The girl was flown to Tampa General Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

After interviewing witnesses, deputies learned that the shooting took place at the intersection of Kingsway Road and E Clay Avenue, just a mile from the Walgreens. Deputies believe the vehicle the victim was traveling in was targeted. Three other people riding with her were not injured.

No arrests have been made, and the Sheriff's Office released no other details about the shooting or the investigation.

The victim's name was not released due to the agency's interpretation of a constitutional amendment known as Marsy's Law, designed to protect crime victims.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. In order to be eligible for a cash reward and remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, go online at or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.


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