A shooting near Plant High School has TPD upping patrols and security at all high school games

TAMPA - A shooting near Plant High School has TPD upping patrols and security at all high school games this weekend.

The shooting took place last Friday night.

Police say the victims, ages 15 and 16, were walking home on San Miguel Street from Friday night's Plant High School game when a vehicle stopped next to them. The suspect inside the vehicle rolled down the window, spoke to them and then pointed a gun at them.

The two girls ran and the suspect fired a round, which struck the 16-year-old in the leg. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect is described as a white male, between the ages of 20 and 30. He was possibly wearing a red shirt with a black ski-type mask on his head, but was not covering his face. He was clean shaven with a chubby face. The vehicle was a black four-door with dark-tinted windows. 

At tonight's football game, TPD says there will be increased patrols and more undercover officers inside the stadium.

"Just in an abundance of caution were are stepping up patrols at all of the high school football games within the city this weekend," said Laura McElroy, TPD spokesperson.  "There is absolutely no information that there is any type of credible threat against any of the high school games.  But, we want parents to have piece of mind."

McElory said the girl shot in the leg is healing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 813-231-6130.

 
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