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Tampa, Florida-- Hillsborough deputies are on scene of a shooting that occured at approximately 8:20 p.m. at the Marbella Apartments, located at 1405 East 127 Avenue.

According to deputies, the victim of the shooting is 19-year-old, Barron Cotman.

They say Cotman was involved in a physical fight with one of the four suspects.

Cotman and the suspect were separated, according to reports, and as the suspect was leaving with two other individuals, someone fired shots at Cotman.

The injury to Cotman's ankle is non life threatening, but deputies say Cotman was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Officials described the suspects as follows:

  • Black male in his 20s, wearing red shorts, a white tank top and a white and a black bandana around his neck. (suspect that fired shots)
  • Black male, 20s, wearing tan shorts, white shirt and a tan hat. (suspect that was fighting with victim).
  • Black male, 20s, wearing red shorts and no shirt.

Deputies say all three suspects fled the area after the shooting.

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