Florida Student Killed While Trying to Enter Wrong Car

University of Tampa student had just taken an Uber home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2022 3:00 AM CDT
Updated Sep 20, 2022 4:03 AM CDT
Florida Student Killed While Trying to Enter Wrong Car
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A University of Tampa student took an Uber home after a night spent hanging out with friends, but when he exited the rideshare, he tried to enter a parked car that was not his. The adult male driver of that vehicle, not knowing why someone was apparently trying to force their way into his car, opened fire, police say in a press release. The student was hit in the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene around 1:30am Saturday, NBC News reports. The other driver, who stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, told police he feared for his life when he fired.

The student has been identified as Carson Senfield, originally from Orchard Park, NY, where he graduated high school in 2021, Fox 13 News reports. "The UT administration is deeply saddened to report that a UT student was killed early this morning near the intersection of W. Arch and N. Munro streets," the University of Tampa says in a statement. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to the student’s family and friends, as well as all who were affected by this incident. The University values all members of the community and mourns this tragic loss." (More Florida stories.)

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