BRANDON, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said they could not find the person they think shot two people and tried to rob a bank Friday in Brandon.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said they searched an apartment complex where they thought he had gone.
Deputies said since he has become more violent, it is a priority for them to find him.
They responded along with the FBI.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said a man shot a Brinks guard who was delivering cash to an ATM at the front entrance of GTE financial, and then shot an unarmed man they said was trying to help.
Both men who were shot were taken to the hospital. Deputies don't believe the injuries are life-threatening.
The man deputies said shot the other two ran away. Investigators said they found a man that could be the shooter at an apartment complex down the street. Deputies said they were starting to negotiate with that person and hoped he would peacefully surrender.
The Hillsborough County School District said 14 schools in the area were on lock-in, but that has since been lifted.
Brinks released this statement:
"Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with our colleague who was injured this morning. Since this incident is part of an active criminal investigation, we can only say that we are working closely with local and federal law enforcement."
GTE Financial sent the following statement:
“We have just been alerted about an attempt of robbery targeted to the external ATM in our GTE Financial branch located in Brandon. We are cooperating with law enforcement and doing everything in our power to ensure the safety of our members and employees.”
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