TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 17-year-old girl shot during a fight at a south Tampa apartment complex Friday is expected to make a full recovery, according to Tampa police.
The shooting happened at the Arbor Flats Apartments on South Manhattan Avenue near Robinson High School around 8:40 a.m., around the time classes were starting for the day.
“There was an altercation between juveniles, males and females, believed to be of high school age here. During this altercation, a juvenile or juvenile female was shot and taken to the hospital,” Jamel Lanee of the Tampa Police Department said Friday.
On Sunday, police said the girl is expected to make a full recovery. Detectives are still interviewing the other teenagers to find out what happened during the fight that led to the shooting.
News Channel 8 spoke with a neighbor who witnessed the aftermath of the shooting. Cecelia Finneran said she heard an argument outside and then saw several teenagers running away.
Finneran also said she was familiar with the teenagers and that they had caused problems at the apartment complex before.
“They were jumping off the roof, into the pool, and I said, ‘Hey, you can’t do that,’ and they were like, ‘who are you?'” Finneran said, adding that she had no idea about the altercation. she heard on Friday that it would turn into a shooting.
Tampa police said they have not made any arrests in connection with the incident.