According to the deputies, the five wounded are not in danger of life.
TAMPA, Florida. Five people were injured in a shooting at a bar party early Sunday morning in Tampa, authorities said.
All of the people who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries from their wounds, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Shortly after 3 a.m., deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the Tally Ho Bar Lounge & Grill on North 56th Street, where they found a large group of people at a party hosted by the business.
None of those shot were in the bar when law enforcement arrived, but the sheriff’s office says, “Five people with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds did arrive at various local hospitals.”
All five were reported to have been involved with a bar party.
“It’s unfortunate to hear that so many people’s lives have been put at risk because some people believe violence is the way to solve their problems,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronicer. “GRIT, which was organized to fight gun violence in our community, will do what they do best. They will find the guilty shooters and they will be charged with the crimes they committed.”
The Sheriff’s Office GRIT unit has arrived at the bar and is investigating the possibility that there was more than one shooter.
The deputies have not yet said whether someone has been detained or if they are looking for a specific person.
Authorities say witnesses and local businesses are still talking to investigators to gather more information.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, MPs said.