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Tampa man found with fatal gunshot wound, police say

He was riding a bike when he was shot after a confrontation with a group in a car.
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Published Aug. 29, 2019

TAMPA — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that took place Wednesday night at 505 Plaza Place.

But Tampa police said it it not connected to the fatal shooting of another man on Wednesday night near N Nebraska Avenue.

Officers were sent to 505 Plaza Place at about 7:05 p.m. There, they found a man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he died of his injuries. Police did not release his name.

The man, who was in his late 30s, was riding a bicycle near N Massachusetts Avenue and Warren Avenue when police said he was confronted by one or more people in a car. The man tried to run away but was shot by someone inside the car.

The shooting does not appear random. No arrests have been made in this case.