Shooting Leaves 1 Dead and 7 Wounded In Florida Strip Club
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."
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.
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.