Two shot to death Saturday near Plant City

The incident was drug-related, authorities say.
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Published July 10, 2022|Updated July 11, 2022

Two people died early Saturday morning following a shooting in Parkwood Estates, a mobile home community near Plant City.

Deputies responded to the shooting at 2 a.m. and found an adult and a juvenile had been shot, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Ambulances took the pair to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Detectives have identified and accounted for suspects in the shooting but were withholding their names because no arrests have been made, said Jessica Lang, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives believe the shooting was drug-related, Lang said.

The agency declined to release the names of the victims, citing Marsy’s Law.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that the suspects have been identified and accounted for but as of Monday were not yet in custody.