Man shot outside hookah lounge in Tampa

Hillsborough County
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A shooting outside a hookah lounge impacted some drivers in Tampa Friday morning.

Deputies were called to a parking lot near Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge on Armenia Avenue around 5:30 a.m. When they got to the scene, deputies found a man had been shot in the upper body.

According to a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, the man was shot while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. The man was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by a friend. He is now recovering in the hospital and is currently in stable condition, deputies say.

The sheriff’s office has not released the victim’s name. They also have not said whether they know who is responsible for the shooting.

The investigation blocked westbound traffic on Waters Avenue near Habana Avenue for several hours.

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