TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened on Friday morning.
A heavy police presence was spotted at the Suncoast Credit Union branch in an East Tampa neighborhood at around 6 a.m.
A spokesperson for Tampa police said a man died after “suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body.” They did not release any additional details about the victim.
According to leaders at Suncoast Credit Union, the victim was one of their members.
Suncoast Credit Union provided the following statement to WFLA:
“We mourn the loss of this victim’s life and offer our sincere condolences to their family and friends for this senseless crime. Safety and security are our highest priority, and we will continue our vigilance for the sake of our members and our hard-working team.”Darlene Johnson, Executive Vice President, Suncoast Credit Union
Several customers arrived at the bank Friday morning to learn it would open late due to the shooting.
“I live just a few blocks up the street, and it’s not even safe anymore just to go to the bank,” said Veronica Long, an East Tampa resident.
Dr. Jeffery Johnson works across the street from the bank and shared the news wasn’t surprising as he said crime is common in the area.
“Someone is being carjacked, someone is being stopped and harassed or abused, domestic violence, there are so many problems that take place in East Tampa,” Johnson said.
Tampa Police detectives are working leads to determine a suspect in the investigation.