Hillsborough County

Police investigating murder in Hyde Park neighborhood

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Tampa police are investigating a murder in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Officers and homicide investigators say it happened on South Willow Avenue. They were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the call came in from a neighbor who heard gunshots. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Justin Heilig, 34. of North Carolina.

Police are working to determine the motive and the reason Heliig was in the Tampa area.

Our crew at the scene saw police going door to door in the area, trying to talk with people about what happened.

Police said the shooting does not appear random.

They are also asking neighbors to check any home or business surveillance video they have around the time of the shooting. Anyone who sees suspicious activity on their camera is asked to call (813) 231-6130.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for anonymous information that leads to the suspect's identity.


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