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Hillsborough Co. teenager dead after argument leads to traffic incident, shooting

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Posted at 5:45 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 05:45:28-05

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating an argument that led to a deadly traffic incident and a shooting.  

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, at about 9:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to The Place at Carrollwood apartment complex, where a vehicle struck and killed a 14-year-old.  

Deputies learned a physical confrontation took place minutes before the crash and the driver of the vehicle is believed to have been involved in the initial altercation.

At some point, shots were fired toward the driver, deputies say.

The woman, in her early twenties, was transported to the Citrus Park Emergency Room, where she is currently in critical condition. 

"We are extremely saddened by the tragedy that resulted from a meaningless fight," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "A child is dead because of the irresponsible actions of adults who engaged in a verbal dispute and allowed it to escalate. Our detectives are processing the scene, interviewing witnesses, and working to determine who fired the shots. At this time, no arrests have been made and the motive is under investigation. Those who saw or heard something are urged to come forward." 

Anyone with information is can contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.