University of Tampa student fatally shot after trying to get into wrong car

A University of Tampa student was fatally shot early on Sept. 17 after he tried to get into an unknown car.

The student took an Uber to his home near the campus in Florida at around 1:20 a.m. local time after hanging out with friends, according to a statement from the Tampa Police Department.

After exiting the Uber, the student tried to enter a car parked nearby and the driver shot the student in the upper body.

The student died from his injuries on the scene at about 1:30 a.m., police said.

According to the police, the driver, who did not know the student, said that he “feared for his life.”

The shooter remained on the scene and cooperated with detectives, the police said.

While the police did not name the shooter or the victim due to the pending investigation, the Orchard Park Central School District in New York identified the student as 19-year-old Carson Senfield, Miami Herald reported.

Senfield’s parents Daren and Bridget set up a GoFundMe to provide college opportunities for future students in their son’s name.


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