Man shot in Dade City

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 23:26:48-05

Deputies say a young man was gunned down beside an abandoned house in Dade City.

Neighbors here along Tait & Hardee Avenues say they heard several loud shots just before 3 this afternoon.

Right after the shots were fired, several of them saw a heavyset white man speeding off on a red and white sport motorcycle wearing a white helmet.  When deputies arrived, they found 26 year old Jose Sule -Romero dead behind an abandoned house here on Tait Avenue.

He'd been shot several times.

His mother, siblings and friends gathered at the crime scene after learning the news, all too heartbroken to talk.

No one living nearby knew the victim, but told us crime has been increasing here and they don't feel very safe.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Pasco Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-706-2488.