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Tampa police investigate fatal shooting in Sulphur Springs

A 53-year-old man was shot once on the 8200 block of N 13th Street and died at a hospital, police said.
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Published Sept. 25, 2020|Updated Sept. 25, 2020

TAMPA — Police were searching for suspects after a man was fatally shot Thursday in Sulphur Springs.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 8200 block of N 13th Street shortly before 9 p.m. arrived to find a 53-year-old with a gunshot wound, according to Tampa police. A Tampa Fire Rescue crew took the man to Tampa General Hospital, where he died, police said.

Investigators were looking for two male suspects and do not believe the shooting was random, police said.

Tampa police did not release the victim’s name due to the department’s interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to Florida’s constitution that’s meant to protect crime victims but deprives the public of information that had long been available under the state’s public records laws.

Police asked anyone with information on the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477.