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13-Year-Old Charged In Tampa For Shooting Of Fellow Teen

TAMPA, Fla. - A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting of a 15-year-old victim in Tampa.
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TAMPA, Fla. – A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting of a 15-year-old victim in Tampa.

Tampa Police responded to the report of a shooting near E. Seneca Ave and E. Jasmine Avenue. Minutes later, another call came in from a few blocks away reporting a 15-year-old male was the victim of the reported shooting. Thankfully, the injuries were not fatal, police said.

The investigation quickly led to a 13-year-old male being identified as the suspect.

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On Sunday, September 10, 2023, Tampa Police Officers arrested the teen near where the shooting had occurred. At the time of his arrest, he was found to be armed with a loaded handgun with one round in the chamber.

The teen was charged with two counts of Minor in Possession of a Weapon, two counts of Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Discharge of a Firearm in Public, and Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm or Deadly Weapon.

This remains an active investigation.

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