Shooting Leaves 1 Dead and 7 Wounded In Florida Strip Club

Shooting Leaves 1 Dead and 7 Wounded In Florida Strip Club (Google)

Shots rang out inside a Florida strip club early Saturday morning and, by the time the dust settted, one patron was dead while seven others were rushed to area hospitals.

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at Club Rayne in Tampa when a person or persons opened fire inside the establishment, police said.

The injured range in age from 17 to 32. Tampa Police spokesman Stephen Hegarty said in a news release that injuries range from "minor to very serious."

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The names of the deceased victim and the underage victim were not released, notes the AP.

The other victims are Restaycia Carnegie, 20; Sheila McFadden, 17; Lancinet Stephens, 20; Equanzick Howell, 28; Jose Humphrey, 32; Christopher Houston, 20; and Mekyala Mann, 24.

A video shared on Periscope and YouTube in the hours after the shooting purports to show moment shots were fired. Several loud pops can be heard in the video.

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As police in Tampa fanned out Saturday in search of the gunman or gunmnem, the Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s).

The group encourages anyone with information to report what they know at 1-800-873-TIPS  or anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com.

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