“THONOTOSASSA — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot in the leg early Thursday in a neighborhood where residents say gunshots are becoming increasingly frequent.
The shooting happened in a neighborhood of duplexes at about 12:30 a.m. and prompted a large manhunt. Police were still searching for the gunman late Thursday.
Deputy Scott Ranney, 42, and two other deputies responded to the area after a report of gunshots. The sheriff’s office said that as the deputies began searching on foot, they saw a man in front of the duplexes.
“As they began approaching that subject, the subject turned on them and fired upon all three deputies,” sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski told reporters.
One of the bullets struck Ranney in the leg. The deputies returned fire, but it was not known if the gunman was hit.
The gunman fled, running between homes.”
You are going to see more and more of this as the police state attempts to clamp down
People have had enough of the thuggery and abuse
Enough of people being gunned down and beaten in the streets
Enough of the lying on reports and in court
The heroes in blue are going to respond with an even higher level of violence
But all that is going to do is escalate the situation
Buckle up everybody
We are going to be going for a ride