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4-year-old shot in Tampa, school lockdowns lifted

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TPD on scene of Orange and Spruce Street where a child was shot in the arm Monday. TPD on scene of Orange and Spruce Street where a child was shot in the arm Monday.
Bakari Parks. 2010 mugshot Bakari Parks. 2010 mugshot
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Tampa Police are looking for the person who shot a 4-year-old child in the arm.

Police have identified the shooter as Bakari Deonte Parks, 23.  There is a warrant out for his arrest on a charge of attempted murder.

Police say two suspects were involved in a shoot-out fight at Chestnut Street and N. Oregon Avenue at 11 a.m. when one of the bullets traveled 250 yards north and hit 4-year-old Renaldo Moore in the arm as he walked with his mother at W. Spruce Street and N. Oregon Avenue.

Police say the child was taken to the hospital in stable condition and has now been released.

Surrounding schools were placed on lockdown but that has now been lifted.

The following schools were placed on full lockdown due to the shooting: Just Elementary School, Stewart Middle School, Magnet School and Mt. Pleasant Standard-Based Middle Charter School. The following schools were also placed on modified lockdown: Dunbar Elementary School and Blake High School.

Tampa Police are asking people to come forward with any information they may have.

"We have a variety of ways that they can give information anonymously. It doesn't have to come back to them," said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor. "There is a level of responsibility. They can't allow this to happen in their neighborhood. And there are the good people in this neighborhood far outweigh any of the bad guys."


Bertha Russell's 6-year old grandson lives in the neighborhood. She says she's concerned for his safety, and the safety of his mother. 

"I be scared for them because my grandson will call me at night and tell me, 'grandma, I'm scared, they be shooting over here' and come get him. So I have to come and get my grandson sometimes because he's very scared."

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