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Tampa police seek ‘person of interest’ in Dec. 3 homicide

TAMPA — Police are seeking a "person of interest" who they believe has information about a Dec. 3 drive-by shooting that killed a 22-year-old man.

Police are searching for Anan Motilal, 25. He stands about 5-foot-10 and weighs 180 pounds. He may have been in the vehicle used in the fatal shooting that took place earlier this month.

Jontreeal Gainous was fatally wounded and an unidentified man was wounded in the shooting that took place at about 3:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of E Fowler Avenue, according to Tampa police.

Gainous and a group of men got into an argument with another group before the shooting, police said. Gainous was walking west on Fowler toward Nebraska Avenue when police said the other group followed in a vehicle and then opened fire.

Gainous was later pronounced dead at Florida Hospital while the other unidentified shooting victim was expected to recover from his wounds.

Anyone with information about Motilal’s whereabouts, or about the shooting itself, is asked to call Tampa police at (813) 231-6130.

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