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I-4 exit closed at 50th Street after shooting nearby, Tampa police say

Tampa police responded about 2:15 a.m. to a report of shots fired and found a male with upper-body injuries.
Tampa police investigate a shooting near the 50th Street exit on Interstate 4 that sent a man to the hospital.
Tampa police investigate a shooting near the 50th Street exit on Interstate 4 that sent a man to the hospital. [ Florida Department of Transportation ]
Published Jun. 17
Updated Jun. 17

TAMPA — The westbound Interstate 4 off-ramp at 50th Street in Tampa was closed Thursday morning for police activity, state transportation officials said.

Tampa police said in a news release that officers responded about 2:15 a.m. to a report of shots fired and found a male with upper-body injuries a few blocks north of the interstate, at 50th Street and 26th Avenue.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The exit remained closed at 6:30 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.