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Smoke shop shooting sends man to hospital

Posted: 3:30 PM, Sep 16, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-16 19:30:35Z
Tampa police are investigating a shooting at Tony's Smoke Shop that left a man in serious condition.
 
Nicanor Soler, 41, is in the hospital after being shot during an attempted armed robbery of Tony's Smoke Shop on Waters Avenue at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday.
 
Police said Soler suffered upper body trauma.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 150 pounds and armed with a handgun.
 
Tampa police requests that if anyone was in the area around 9 p.m. and has any information to contact them.
 
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect. Contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-8477.