Plant City: Teenager shot in a church parking lot

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office report investigating a shooting on Saturday night in a church parking lot in Plant City. 

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Around 8 p.m.on Saturday, January 4, deputies were called to a church located at 5100 Horton Road in Plant City. Two juveniles were in the parking lot, and one had a gunshot wound. The teenagers said an unknown make and model white van passed by them in the dark parking lot and began firing shots for an unknown reason. One of the teens was struck in the upper body.

The teen was transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital, where he is currently in critical but stable condition.

Deputies are still conducting interviews and working to verify the teenager’s statement.

No suspect description was provided. Anyone with information on this incident should call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

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