Man found dead at Tampa retail store after shots fired

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A man walked into a Ross store with a handgun in Tampa Saturday night, moments later employees and customers heard gunshots, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened shortly before 9 p.m. at the Ross store located at 14940 N. Dale Mabry Highway. According to HCSO, a man walked into the store with a handgun. He walked towards the front counter and then to the rear of the store.

That’s when patrons and employees started evacuating the store. They heard gunshots in the rear of the store.

When HCSO deputies arrived, they found the man dead. Nobody else was injured.

Detectives are investigating the shooting. They haven’t released any more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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