Celebratory Gunfire Injures Two in Hillsborough
Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies are looking for the shooters. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Two men were injured over the weekend when they were shot by celebratory gunfire, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said.
The first incident happened about 9:10 p.m, Saturday (Dec. 31). Terry Wayne Snyder, 55, was riding a bicycle on Deerfield Street when he felt a sharp pain in his leg at the same time he heard fireworks in the area. Snyder was taken to Tampa General Hospital where, deputies said, he was treated and later released.
The other incident happened about 12:09 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 1). Jesus Garcia-Renteria, 22, was standing in the front yard of 6010 First St. in Wimauma watching fireworks when a bullet struck him in the arm. Witnesses at the scene said they had no idea where the shot came from nor did anyone see any weapons. Renteria was taken to Tampa General where he was treated and later released, deputies said.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in these two cases. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.
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