Teenagers Arrested Following 'Shootout' in Tampa

Police in Tampa said three teenagers were facing charges after a shooting incident on June 8.

Releasing video of the incident, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said a verbal altercation took place at East 138th Avenue and North 15th Street just before 11 am. Two teenagers then fired shots at each other, the sheriff’s office said. A third teenager was seen with a replica Glock BB gun.

All three were facing charges.

“This is the the kind of work that deputies do each day silently, without recognition, in an effort to make Hillsborough County a safer place for all of us to live. I’m proud to say that through good investigative work, we were able to take guns out of the hands of these violent teenagers,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister. Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful