Teen arrested in Progress Village shooting
TAMPA - A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection to a March 31 shooting in Progress Village that wounded four teens. Aljunda Tompkins, 17, of 10619 N. 56th St. is being questioned by detectives this afternoon before being taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. Detectives served Tompkins an arrest warrant at 1:30 p.m. today at his home. Authorities say an ongoing argument between two groups of teens boiled over into gunfire about 2:45 p.m. on March 31 in the 8200 block of Allamanda Avenue in the Progress Village area.One group left then returned a short time later in a car. One of the teens in the car fired a rifle before the car drove off. The victims, Preston Young, 16; Michael Simpson, 16; Quadarrius Brown, 16; and Elijah Anderson, 13, received injuries that were not life-threatening, deputies said. The shooting prompted the officials to beef up security at six schools in the area.
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