Two hit by bullets in Sulphur Springs

Posted at 10:56 PM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 23:29:46-04

Two people were hospitalized Saturday night after a hail of gunfire poured out in a Sulphur Springs neighborhood.  The shots were reported in three different locations near the 8100 block of N. Klondyke, around 8:30 p.m.  Witnesses report seeing up to six different shooters, and hearing what sounded like 25 gunshots fired.

Tanesha Myrick and her boyfriend were at a friend's house with their 10-month old grandson when they heard a lot of gunshots, and decided to get in the car and drive home.  As they were fleeing, Myrick says they were caught in the crossfire.  A bullet went right through the driver's side door, hitting her boyfriend in the leg.  Another person was also hit by gunfire in what police describe as a drive-by shooting.

Both victims are expected to recover, but Myrick and her family are scared and pleading for anyone who got a good look at the shooters to come forward.

"Nothing like this has ever happened in front of me so I'm kind of like shaken up.   I actually saw the fire like coming out of the gun as we was driving so I'm thinking like maybe the baby got shot.  I was terrified," said Myrick.

"That's a 10-month-old baby.  What if the bullet would've hit the baby?  Nobody still ain't gonna say nothing?  I feel like somebody should come up if they saw anything.  Everybody was outside," said witness Sharika Walker.

Neighbors say that gunshots have been heard almost daily for a week now, and they suspect some kind of turf war.  But so far, police haven't made any arrests.

If you have any information that can help in the investigation, contact Tampa Police.