TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A man died after a shooting outside a gentlemen’s club early Monday.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said it received several calls around 3:40 a.m. after shots were fired in the parking lot at the Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club.
When deputies arrived, they said they found a 33-year-old man with upper body trauma. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
HCSO’s Carolina Montelongo said the club was closed when the shooting happened and no one was at the club when deputies arrived.
Investigators are looking at surveillance video from nearby businesses to see if they caught anything on video that could help with solving the case.
It’s truly disheartening to see a holiday weekend, meant for fun and celebration with family and friends, overshadowed by acts of violence,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Our detectives are tirelessly working to piece together the puzzle surrounding this shooting, and we urge anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 813-247-8200. You can also submit an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 800-873-TIPS.