UPDATE: 3 p.m.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation on the 7800 block of Rideout Road in Tampa that left one person dead.
On Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 10:40 a.m., a shooting occurred in front of the Get-N-Go. When deputies arrived, they located three people with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue paramedics pronounced one man deceased; two others were taken to TGH and are currently in surgery.
A short time later, an individual approached one of our deputies and stated he was involved in the shooting. Detectives are currently interviewing that person of interest.
Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are piecing together the scene and conducting interviews.
"This violent scene unfolded within feet of an elementary and middle school," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "This disregard for human safety, especially our children, is infuriating. Our detectives and deputies will get to the bottom of this crime.”
Dowdell Middle School and Claire Mel Elementary are no longer on lock-in, and no students were involved in this event.
This investigation is ongoing; any updates will come from the Public Affairs Office.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a shooting that has resulted in a homicide.
On Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 10:40 a.m., our Communications Center received a call regarding a shooting near the 7800 block of Rideout Road in Tampa. Once there, deputies found one person who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deputies located two other individuals who had been shot. Both were transported to TGH with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dowdell Middle School and Claire Mel Elementary are on lock-in, however, this incident is not related to the school or any students.
This is an active investigation and all further information will come from the Public Affairs Office.