16-year-old dead after shooting in Brandon, deputies say

Hillsborough County

TAMPA (WFLA) – A 16-year-old boy is dead after a drug deal gone wrong in Brandon, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to Lake Chapman Drive just before 9:30 p.m. for reports of a possible shooting.

When deputies arrived, they found the 16-year-old dead. Deputies do not believe there is a threat to the community at this time.

“Tonight’s incident never should have occurred and had a tragic result,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “A teenager, a high school student, had his life cut short all because of a situation that could have been avoided.”

No known suspects are known at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 813-247-8200

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