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8-year-old boy shot during shootout in Tampa, police say

Posted: 12:31 PM, Jan 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-25 18:24:15-05
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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday morning.

Police said they responded to a report of a hold-up alarm at 4330 N. 40th Street at 10:51 a.m.

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When they arrived on the scene, they found an 8-year-old innocent bystander with a gunshot wound to his finger. He was taken to a nearby hospital for medical care.

Officers were informed that two men had shot at each other when the 8-year-old boy was hit. One suspect fled the scene in a gray color vehicle.

Two minutes later, police were informed of a crash in the 4800 block of 35th Circle. Officers arrived and found a man in a silver car with a gunshot wound.

He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

This is an active case and it is early in the investigation, police say.