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Tampa Police Investigating Shooting Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Curtis Hixon Park

Tampa Police are investigating a shooting that took place at Curtis Hixon Park on Sunday.
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TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Police are investigating a shooting that took place at Curtis Hixon Park on Sunday.

Just before 9 PM, officers were dispatched to the report of someone who had been shot. 

Officers arrived to find a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound and Good Samaritans providing first aid to the teen.

The male was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

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Early reports describe an altercation between two groups that escalated to a shot being fired, striking the teen.

While it is early in the investigation, detectives do not believe this to be a random act. 

Officers will continue to develop leads in the case and are asking anyone with information to contact Tampa Police at 83.231.6130 or send a tip through the TampaPD app.

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