LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Pasco County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that occurred last night near the Tropical Smoothie in Land O’ Lakes near the intersection of SR 54 and Livingston Ave.
Just before 8:45 p.m., two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, were attempting to sell marijuana in the parking lot when they were approached by two male suspects of unknown age, wearing ski masks.
The victims then began to drive away, and one victim, the 16-year-old passenger, was shot by a suspect, resulting in minor, non-life-threatening injuries.
The victims then drove to the Crunch Fitness while a suspect followed them and continued to shoot at them. The victim that was shot ran inside Crunch Fitness stating he’d been shot and sought assistance for his injuries.
The suspects then drove away in what is believed to be a dark, older model 4-door Infiniti sedan, possibly an M45. The car was described as having rear-end damage and bungee cords holding the trunk lid closed.
A photo of a similar car is below, but this is not the actual car from the incident.
If you have any information in this case, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488, or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.