Police say a teenager was “ambushed” and fatally shot in a central Florida park where he had apparently gone to “sell some marijuana” to someone.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, 17-year-old Taigur Taguri, and a 19-year-old woman who was not identified, went to Gordon Heights Park near Bartow on Monday night, where the teen had planned to meet up with someone to sell drugs.
Investigators are looking for the suspects who then approached the truck Taguri and the woman were in and opened fire.
The woman, who was not injured in the shooting told investigators Taguri had asked her to go on a ride with him, Judd said. Once they were in the park, the woman said several people approached the truck, opened both doors and began shooting. Taguri was shot several times and multiple guns were used, the sheriff said.
Taguri was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the shooting.