WIMAUMA, Fla. - A 17-year-old boy who had been shot was found dead in the 500-block of 9th Street in Wimauma, according to deputies.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded after the agency received multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots around 7 p.m. Wednesday. When deputies arrived, they said they found the teen inside a home with "upper body trauma." Parademics were called, but officials said the 17-year-old passed away.
The victim has not been identified. The events leading up to the shooting remain under investigation.
"This is yet another tragic situation that has taken the life of a young person far too soon," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "If you have any information, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Any tip could be the one that solves this case."
Tips can be submitted to the sheriff's office by calling 813-247-8200. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.