TAMPA, Fla. — A shooting investigation is underway after a 9-year-old was struck by a bullet on a basketball court following an argument between two teens on Tuesday night.
The Tampa Police Department (TPD) said they arrived at the basketball courts in Robles Park shortly after 7 p.m. after getting a call about a shooting.
Upon arrival, witnesses told officers that two teen boys had gotten into an argument. Following the argument, according to witnesses, one of the teens went home to grab a gun and came back and shot it in the direction of the basketball courts.
The 9-year-old girl, whose relationship with the teens has not been disclosed, was struck by a bullet in her lower back area.
TPD said the 9-year-old was taken to a local hospital, where "she is in stable condition."
The 15-year-old teen who fired the gun, per TPD, was taken into custody. He's charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and juvenile in possession of a firearm
During a press conference on Wednesday, Tampa Police Department Caption Les Richardson said the 15-year-old has no history with their office, and that his parents were shocked and are cooperating.
According to Richardson, TPD is still investigating where exactly the gun was obtained from.