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Police: 18-year-old woman shot, killed in Tampa during party

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 11:16:17-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Police Department is investigating a shooting from early Sunday morning that took the life of an 18-year-old woman.

Police say it happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of North 15th Street.

They say it happened at a party and during a confrontation or fight someone pulled out a gun. The woman was hit and rushed to the hospital, but died of her injuries.

Detectives say their investigation is on-going. They believe there was a large crowd there during the shooting and are asking any witnesses to come forward with information.

If you have information call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Takiyah Fullwood. Fullwood was an East Bay High School graduate, attending Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Biology. She was in town visiting her family when she attended a party where the shooting occurred, according to Tampa Police.