22-year-old Tyrell Steven Phillips has been charged with second degree murder with a firearm for his role in the deadly Florida shooting that left two people dead and 16 injured early on Sunday morning. Tampa police credit tips they received from the community for the quick arrest.
Official said the shooting in Ybor City began as an isolated altercation between two people escalated to gunfire in the 1600 block of E. 7th Ave around 2:47 a.m. According to police, a 14-year-old black male and a 20-year-old white man were killed. Officials say there were 16 additional victims who were taken to the hospital, 15 of those victims had gunshot wounds. The majority of victims, ranging from 18 to 27 years old, have been released from the hospital. The five victims who are still in the hospital have non-life threatening injuries, according to Tampa Police.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor shared: “It’s just unfortunate that these late night, early morning incidents are occurring where you have disputes that in the past may have been settled in a verbal argument and at the very worst, a physical fight.”
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