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Suspect in Plant High student's shooting described


Published:   |   Updated: October 13, 2013 at 09:21 AM

A Plant High School student was shot in the leg while walking home from a football game Friday night, Tampa police spokesperson Andrea Davis said.

The 16-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The victim and another girl, 15, were walking east on West San Miguel Street near South Bendelow Trail in Tampa at around 10 p.m when a black four door vehicle with dark tinted windows stopped next to them. Police said a man rolled down his window, made a statement to the girls and pointed a gun at them, before firing and hitting the girl in the lower left leg.

The student remains hospitalized, police said.

Detectives said they are working “very good leads” in the case.

Police described the suspect as a white male, between 20-30, clean shaven with a chubby face. He was possibly wearing a red shirt and had a black ski-type mask on his head, but it was not covering his face.

The shooting happened about one mile from the Plant campus. Plant principal Rob Nelson sent a phone message to parents Saturday to inform them of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call (813) 231-6130 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.

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