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Man injured in Pasco County shooting, deputies searching for shooter

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

HOLIDAY, Fla — A man was rushed to the hospital following a Thursday afternoon shooting in Holiday. Pasco County deputies are now searching for the person responsible.

Around 3 p.m., Pasco County deputies responded to a call of shots fired near a shopping center at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Darlington Road. 

Investigators say a man approached another man, pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded his belongings. When the man said he didn't have anything, the shooter fired the gun, according to the sheriff's office.

The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspected shooter is described as possibly being in his late teens and having a smaller build. Deputies say he was with another man driving a Chevy Trailblazer.

Anyone with a tip or information can contact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office tip line at 1-800-706-2488 or report tips online.

Pasco Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting which occurred just before 3 p.m. yesterday near the intersection of US 19 and Darlington Rd. in Holiday. The adult male victim was approached by an unknown male suspect, who pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded his belongings. When the victim said he didn’t have anything, the suspect shot the victim, resulting in non life-threatening injuries. The suspect is a Black male, who is possibly in his late teens and has a smaller build. The suspect was with a white male, driving a Chevy Trailblazer. If you have any information in this case, please call the Pasco Sheriff's Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488, or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.

Posted by Pasco Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 22, 2022

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