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Police: Seminole Heights shooting, unrelated to murders, injures Tampa driver

Published Nov. 5, 2017

TAMPA — Police say a Seminole Heights shooting that left a driver injured early Sunday morning appears unrelated to a spate of fatal shootings in the area in October.

About 2:11 a.m., someone fired out of a vehicle near Giddens Park, according to the Tampa Police Department.

The shooter hit another driver, Leonardo Iciano-Perez of Tampa, causing non-life threatening injuries.

Iciano-Perez told police he was driving east on E Hillsborough Avenue and noticed a dark sedan following him. He turned right onto N Nebraska Avenue and started heading south, then turned left onto Giddens Avenue.

A person in the vehicle following him fired multiple shots, hitting Iciano-Perez's vehicle and grazing him in the back of the head, according to a TPD release. Police took Iciano-Perez to a local hospital.

Police say the shooter drove away east on E Giddens Avenue then turned north on N 15th Street.

Though the shooting took place just blocks from two of the three apparently-connected homicides in October, it "does not appear to be related to any other known shootings or active investigations at this time," according to the release.

Investigators called the motive "unknown." The shooter's vehicle appeared to be a dark, older-model sedan, possibly an Infiniti, according to police.

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