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Mother of 2 shot, killed in East Lake-Orient Park

Hillsborough County
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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in East Lake-Orient Park on Friday.

According to deputies, officers responded to the area of Sugar Creek Drive around 11:40 a.m. after a witness called 911 to report that a woman had been shot inside the home.

When deputies arrived, the woman was dead.

The relationship between the victim and the shooter, who fled the scene, is not known.

Detectives are interviewing neighbors and canvassing the road in front of the home.

Detectives are also searching a large retention itch behind the home for any evidence.

The sheriff’s office said the shooting is believe to be an isolated incident and the motive of the shooting is unclear.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

The woman is the mother of two children, but the children were not in the home at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information related to the shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 813-247-8200.

To be eligible for a cash reward, send tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS. Tips can be reported anonymously online or by using the P3 Tips Mobile app.

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