Basketball courts

9-year-old child shot in the back at Tampa Robles Park basketball courts

TAMPA, FL – A 9-year-old boy with a lower back injury near Robles Park is in stable condition in hospital Wednesday morning.

At 7:14 p.m. Tuesday, Tampa police were called to the Robles Park basketball courts at East Lake Drive and North Avon Avenue after a fight broke out between two teenagers on the basketball court.

Witnesses said one of the boys went home, grabbed a gun and fired a gun in the direction of the courts, hitting the girl in the lower back.

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The teenager was taken into custody.

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