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One dead, one injured in Tampa shooting near University Mall

Published Aug. 23, 2015

TAMPA — One man was killed and another injured in a shooting near University Mall early Saturday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Police responded to multiple calls of gunshots being fired around 2:23 a.m. at 1515 E 139th Ave., where they found two men who were not immediately identified, authorities said. One was transported to Florida Hospital Tampa and pronounced dead, while the other was transported to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition and was recovering from surgery, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The two men were believed to be shooting at each other, but that has not been confirmed, the Sheriff's Office said. No other information was immediately available.