Gunfire in the vicinity of Tampa school leaves 2 students wounded, police say

Tampa Bay Police say two high school girls that is obtained from non-fatal injuries from gunfire shortly after school was let Friday.

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Bullets struck two students from a high school in Tampa, Florida, about a block from campus shortly after classes ended on Friday, authorities said.

The female students, in the age of 17 and 18 years old, were wounded; the 17-year-old was hit in the leg by a ricocheting bullet, and the 18-year-old had one of her feet grazed, Tampa’s Fox 13 reported.

The police are investigating the gunshots, which she described as a “drive-by shooting,” the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The incident came just two days after 17 people were killed at a high school in the Park, Fla., about 235 km away.

“A 17-year-old woman was hit in the leg from what seems to be from a ricochet, resulting in minor injuries,” a Tampa police spokesman said in a press release. “Another 18-year-old woman advised she may have been grazed in the foot.”

It was unclear whether the gunfire came from a passing car, he added.

The School had closed for the day about 10 minutes early to the newspaper. A student said he heard four to five shots. He told the Times that he jumped over a fence and ran, and later saw a student in an ambulance.

The school was on lockdown for an estimated 40 minutes, the time reported.


Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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