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Deputies seek suspects after shots fired at crowded Northdale nightclub

TAMPA — Deputies are searching for three people who they believe are connected to gunshots fired at a crowded Northdale nightclub early Monday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident took place just after 4:30 a.m. at the Juan Pachanga Night Club, 3849 Northdale Blvd.

Deputies said nightclub security kicked two men and one woman out of the club through the rear exit.

About two minutes later, deputies said one of the men returned and fired a weapon, shattering the front glass door of the club. He then jumped into a black, four-door Honda Civic Si model year 2005-06 with tinted windows and high intensity discharge lights and drove west on Northdale Boulevard.

Nearby deputies heard the shooting, but did not find the men when they arrived on scene. About 40 to 50 people were inside the club during a private event. No one was injured in the shooting.

The Sheriff’s Office released these descriptions of the three people:

• The man who fired the gunshots is believed to be a slim Hispanic man, deputies said, standing about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 170-pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, had tattoos on his upper body, short black hair and a forehead scar.

• The second man was described by the Sheriff’s Office as a Hispanic man about 5-foot-9 and 150-pounds with short black hair, a white tank top and a hand tattoo.

• Deputies also described a Hispanic woman standing 5-foot-4, 110-pounds with dark curly hair and wearing a silver dress.

No other details were released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, go online at Crime Stoppers website or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile app.

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