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Teen Injured in Tampa Drive-By Shooting

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He was shot multiple times while riding his bicycle, Tampa police said.

TAMPA – A 17 year old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a drive-by shooting today (Oct. 26), the Tampa Police Department said.

The teen was shot multiple times and suffered injuries that are considered very serious, thoughnon-life threatening. Police said it appears that he was targeted. At this time, the motive for the shooting remains unclear.

The shooting happened about 11:48 a.m. near N 20th Street and E Fairbanks Street. Police said that, when they arrived for a call of shots fired, they found the teen lying in the street. The teen told police that he was riding his bicycle when a car drove by and someone in the car opened fire.

Police released a photograph showing a silver, four-door vehicle, possibly an Acura, that was involved in the shooting. In the photo, the car is traveling east on E Fairbanks Street. Behind the vehicle in purple is the teen on a bicycle. The photograph shows the car driving by the teen moments before someone in the car opened fire, striking the boy multiple times.

If anyone has any information about the vehicle or the incident, they are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), or report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com.

Photo of car involved in shooting courtesy of the Tampa Police Department.

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Teen Injured in Tampa Drive-By Shooting
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Teen Injured in Tampa Drive-By Shooting
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He was shot multiple times while riding his bicycle, Tampa police said.
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