Despite shooting, Ybor is safe place says Chamber of Commerce President Tom Keating

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Tampa, FL -- Despite a shooting that injured a 24-year-old woman shortly after Saturday's Knight Parade, the President of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce says the Latin Quarter is a safe place.

"There are mall parking lots that are more dangerous than Ybor City, that's just the fact," Tom Keating told 10 News on Monday.

"Most of the events we have here have fairly high levels of security -- both private and public -- and so we're always looking out for people."

Police say that Camile Prince was hit in the thigh by a stray bullet as she was walking along East 7th Ave. near Centro Ybor around 10:15 p.m.

"There was a fight between two groups and at some point there was gun fire and unfortunately the victim in this case appears to be an innocent woman who was not affiliated with either of those groups," Tampa Police Spokesperson Andrea Davis said.

Prince was treated and released at an area hospital.

So far no arrests have been made, but a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case is being offered through Crimestoppers.

Crimestoppers phone number is 1-800-873-TIPS.

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