TAMPA — Two people are dead and one seriously injured following a neighbors’ dispute that led to a multiple shooting in North Tampa on Saturday night.
Tampa police and fire rescue paramedics received a call about a shooting in the 2300 block of 110th Avenue about 8 p.m., Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.
When emergency crews arrived minutes later, they found a deceased person in the street and a second body in a home at 2304 110th Ave.. The victims’ names are being withheld until notification of next of kin, McElroy said.
A short time later, a third victim arrived at an unidentified local hospital with a serious gunshot wound, she said.
The name of the third person also was not released.
TAMPA — It started with a knife and ended with a gun.
That’s according to the family of one of the two people shot and killed Saturday night in what Tampa police describe as a neighborhood feud.
Police said Juan Molina, 45, of 2311 E 110th Ave., shot and killed neighbors Erica White, 42, a mother of five, and Percy Basden, 53, after an argument. Molina faces two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
White’s mother, Patricia White, said Monday the weekend’s dispute started when Molina’s son, Juan C. Molina Fernandez, 25, threatened Erica White’s sons, Deanio, 17, and Zion, 9, with a knife earlier Saturday as they walked to a nearby park to play basketball.
Erica White, who lived on E Liberty Street one street away from Molina, walked over to discuss the incident with Molina Fernandez’s mother, Patricia White said.
But Molina Fernandez’s father shot and killed Erica White in the street in front of his house, police said.
Police said Molina, after killing White, fired a shot through the front door there, killing Basden. Then Molina, police said, tried to get inside through a window but was stopped when Basden’s adult stepson shot him in the face.
Molina underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital, but is expected to survive, police said. Nobody answered the door Monday at Basden’s home.
TAMPA — A 45-year-old Tampa man killed two neighbors, then was shot in the face, during an ongoing dispute that escalated Saturday night from sharp words to gunfire, police said.
Juan Molina was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Tampa police said he shot and killed Erica White, 42, and Percy Basden, 53.