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1 dead after shooting in Hillsborough County, sheriff's office says

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 13:17:46-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in the Progress Village area.

Officials said on Friday at 10:40 p.m., the sheriff's office received several 911 calls in reference to gunshots being fired in the area of 81st Street S. and Ash Avenue.

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When deputies arrived, they found a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Detectives are in the early stages of the investigation, but they do not believe this was a random act.

Anyone with any information on the shooting is asked to call the sheriff's office at (813) 247-8200.