Deputies investigating shooting at home in Plant City

Posted at 3:05 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 19:52:19-04

Detectives are investigating the shooting of a man inside a home near Plant City. 

The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. on Quail Oak Drive.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says the 53-year-old man was rushed to Lakeland Regional Hospital with serious injuries. At this time, he remains in critical condition.

Detectives said the suspect then fled the area in a silver, 4-door sedan. He's described as a Hispanic male last seen wearing a black, hooded shirt with a white design on front and carrying a .45 caliber firearm. He also has the following characteristics: 

  • 5'4"-5'7"
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Thin mustache
  • Thin build

Neighbors tell ABC Action News they heard several gunshots this morning, and then police activity soon followed. 

One neighbor says a screaming woman ran out of the house where the shooting happened. The neighbor ran over to see what happened and saw the victim shot multiple times.

Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect 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 or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.