The search continues for the suspect, or suspects, that Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said entered a home in Plant City early Monday morning and killed a man inside.
The shooting occurred around midnight on the 5300 block of Joe King Road near Nesmith Road. A family member called 911 after finding the 41-year-old victim in the garage of the home. Deputies said they found the man had suffered gunshot wounds when they arrived at the home and paramedics declared the victim dead at the scene.
“We are looking for anywhere from one to three suspects,” Major Frank Losat said in a news conference. “At this time, we have no further description of the individuals except they did leave on foot in an unknown direction.”
The suspect, or suspects, left the home on foot, but deputies said they may have gotten into a vehicle that was parked nearby and then fled the scene. There is no motive currently known for the shooting, according to HCSO. It is also unclear at this time whether or not the suspect or suspects knew the victim or if this was a random incident.
HCSO said two adults lived at the home and the uninjured one called police following the shooting. The suspect has yet to be identified by HCSO, but this is an active investigation. On Monday, investigators obtained a search warrant and entered the home to continue the search for evidence.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call HCSO at 813-247-8200. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward, and to be eligible you must call 800-873-8477.
“If they do know the suspects do not approach them,” Losat said. “But still call the Sheriff’s Office.”