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DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting

On Sunday, January 29, 2023, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office responded to SE Hillsborough Avenue in reference to a shooting.
Upon arrival, deputies made contact with an individual laying on the ground who was shot in the back. After examining the scene, the investigation continued with a K9 search for any potential evidence, specifically the firearm used in the shooting.
We can confirm one individual was shot, and the individual was transported to the hospital. The status of the victim is unknown at this time. Right now our Criminal Investigation Division is searching for the attempted murder suspect(s) on the run.
If you know any information regarding this incident, please contact DCSO or submit a report through our tip line 1-800-780-TIPS.