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One Child Dead, One Adult Critically Injured Following Argument

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-035


Monday February 8, 2021 9:30 PM


Carrollwood, FL

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating an argument that led to a deadly traffic accident and was followed by a shooting. 
On Sunday, February 7, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to The Place at Carrollwood apartment complex, where vehicle had struck and killed a 14-year-old and the driver was in critical condition after being shot. 
Deputies learned a physical confrontation took place minutes before the accident and the driver of the vehicle is believed to have been involved in the initial altercation. At some point, shots were fired toward the driver. The woman, in her early twenties, was transported to the Citrus Park Emergency Room, where she is currently in critical condition.
"We are extremely saddened by the tragedy that resulted from a meaningless fight," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "A child is dead because of the irresponsible actions of adults who engaged in a verbal dispute and allowed it to escalate. Our detectives are processing the scene, interviewing witnesses, and working to determine who fired the shots. At this time, no arrests have been made and the motive is under investigation. Those who saw or heard something are urged to come forward."

Anyone with information is can contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.