9-year-old hit by stray bullet in Tampa, police say

Hillsborough County

TAMPA (WFLA) – A young child was hit by a stray bullet Thursday night after a fight broke out in Tampa, police say.

According to the Tampa Police Department, the incident happened in the Grant Park area at 30th Avenue and 54th Street North. Officers say a fight broke out between two groups and, around 8 p.m., the groups exchanged gunfire.

A 9-year-old nearby was hit by a stray round when the shots were fired, according to police. The child was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police said Thursday night there was no information on the child’s condition but had said in a news release the 9-year-old was conscious and breathing when officers responded.

The shooting remains under investigation. Police have not said if any arrests have been made.

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