Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Public safety

Man shot at New Port Richey nightclub won't press charges

NEW PORT RICHEY — Deputies have identified the man who was shot in the early hours Friday morning at a New Port Richey nightclub.

Christopher Goracio, 28, was at Club Inferno, 4527 U.S. 19, at 4:15 a.m. Friday when he was shot in the stomach, Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. No one else is believed to have been injured.

The incident was reported by a caller who had already taken Goracio to a nearby hospital. By the time deputies got to the nightclub, everyone had cleared out, said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco. No arrests have been made.

Goracio is recovering, said sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. It was unclear whether Goracio had been released from the hospital or which hospital he was in.

Doll said Goracio has been uncooperative with investigators and signed a waiver declining to press charges.

Records show Goracio was arrested five times in 2007 on charges including burglary, battery and selling cocaine. He was released from prison in January.

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