Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Strip club shooting leads to chase, crash near Ybor City

TAMPA — A car-to-car shooting that began at a strip club near Ybor City early Tuesday morning ended when the driver of one vehicle rammed the other, sending the shooter fleeing on foot, according to police.

The incident started about 2:20 a.m. in the parking lot of Dreams Gentlemens Club at 4218 E Seventh Ave., Tampa police said.

Officers arrived to investigate a report of shots being fired. Witnesses told them that two cars had just sped out of the parking lot as one driver tried to shoot the other, police said.

About the same time, officers learned that the driver of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee was speeding toward a red Infiniti in the area of N 40th Street and E Chelsea Street, police said. The Jeep driver was firing a gun at the Infiniti.

Before officers were able to catch up, the Infiniti driver rammed into the Jeep, which toppled and slammed into a building at 3802 N 40th St., police said. The Jeep driver wriggled out of the car and ran away.

The Infiniti driver was not injured, police said, but he showed officers a bullet hole in the door of his car.

Police were working Tuesday to figure out what happened. Further details, including the names of the two drivers and the circumstances that sparked the exchange, were unclear.

Strip club shooting leads to chase, crash near Ybor City 09/03/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 11:01pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Insurers request steep premium hikes for Florida, but Obamacare subsidies may offset the impact

    Health

    FORT LAUDERDALE — Premiums for health care plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange and outside the exchange will rise an average of 45 percent in Florida this year, according to state officials. However that doesn't mean consumers will end up spending more money. In fact, they could end up seeing …

  2. Police take boy out of home where sister was shot

    News

    TAMPA — Lizette Hernandez watched a Tampa police officer remove her 19-month-old son from her in-laws' house, the same home where earlier this month her 4-year-old daughter was shot to death.

    Nelly Zoller snuggles with her grandfather's dog, Venus. Her father says she went looking for candy in her grandmother's purse and found a gun instead. [Facebook]
  3. Rick Scott announces support for new legislation, $50 million to fight opioid crisis

    State Roundup

    Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he is calling for a series of new proposals to fight the opioid epidemic in Florida, including $50 million in new funding.

    Gov. Rick Scott announced on Sept. 26, 2017, that he is calling for a series of new proposals to fight the opioid epidemic in Florida, including $50 million in new funding. [Associated Press file photo]
  4. Republicans to unveil broad tax cuts Wednesday, put off tough decisions

    Business

    President Donald Trump and top Republicans will promise a package of sweeping tax cuts for companies and individuals, the Washington Post reports, but the GOP leaders will stop short of labeling many of the tax breaks they hope to strip away, putting off controversial decisions that threaten to sink the party's tax …

    President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington. [Alex Brandon | Associated Press]
  5. Double your fun: Twitter's testing a 280-character limit for tweets

    News

    Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey last year made a definitive announcement about the company's famous 140-character count amid rumors that the firm would substantially relax the limit. "It's staying," Dorsey told the "Today" show's Matt Lauer. "It's a good constraint for us."

    In this 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. [AP photo]