Shooting of 14-Year-Old Boy in Ruskin Under Investigation by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

RUSKIN, Fla. – Authorities in Hillsborough County are currently investigating the tragic shooting death of a 14-year-old boy. Deputies were called to the scene on Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of a shooting at the 900 block of Seminole Sky Drive in Ruskin.

Upon arrival, law enforcement discovered the victim, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. The young boy was rushed to a nearby hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooter is a 15-year-old male who has since admitted to being acquainted with the victim. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation as authorities work to piece together what led to this tragic incident.

The devastating loss of a young life has stunned the community, prompting calls for action to prevent such senseless acts of violence. Counseling and support services are being offered to those affected by the tragedy.

As the investigation unfolds, neighbors and residents in the area are urged to come forward with any information or leads that could aid authorities in their search for justice. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring that the responsible party is held accountable for their actions.

Efforts to address the root causes of gun violence and promote gun safety measures are being emphasized in light of this tragedy. It serves as a grim reminder of the importance of responsible gun ownership and the need for stricter measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.