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Three men wounded outside nightclub

One man was in critical condition and two others injured after they were shot early Monday outside a nightclub, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies received a call about 3:15 a.m. from Sin City Gentlemen's Club, 5636 E Hills­borough Ave.

Two unidentified men were shot in the arm. A third man was shot in the torso and underwent surgery at Tampa General Hospital.

Deputies said they think the shootings happened outside the club's back door and one person did the shooting. The incident remains under investigation.

Today's meetings in Pasco County

Pasco County Commission, 10 a.m., historic courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., Dade City.

Dade City Commission, workshop on the proposed City Hall/police station at 4 p.m.; Community Redevelopment Agency meeting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a commission meeting, City Hall Annex, 14150 Fifth St., Dade City.

A tree trimmer who was stung up to 150 times by Africanized bees returned Monday morning to finish the work he started.

Sting marks still dotting his body from the attack two days earlier, Ralph St. Peter returned to Kelly Leavy's home.

By afternoon, St. Peter wished he had listened to his wife and stayed home.

He said Leavy told him there was a nest of honeybees. He thought there were only 200 or so domestic bees, not 50,000 Africanized ones. St. Peter said he couldn't afford to take a day off. He's the sole breadwinner and the father of four.

Around midday, St. Peter revved up the orange chain saw. The first limb fell without incident. Then he moved to the next.

It fell, but not before taking out a power pole and live electrical wires.

"This is like the job from hell," Foster said.

On the Web

Video of St. Peter's ordeal is at

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