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Three injured in shooting outside Tampa's Sin City nightclub

Deputies answered a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots about 3:15 a.m. at Sin City Gentlemen’s Club, 5636 E Hillsborough Ave. They reported that the scene was chaotic when they arrived.

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Deputies answered a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots about 3:15 a.m. at Sin City Gentlemen’s Club, 5636 E Hillsborough Ave. They reported that the scene was chaotic when they arrived.

TAMPA — 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 911 call about 3:15 a.m. from Sin City Gentlemen's Club, 5636 E Hillsborough Ave., reporting multiple gunshots. Deputies said the scene was chaotic when they arrived.

Shortly after the 911 call, two people — still unidentified — arrived at University Community Hospital with gunshot wounds. One was shot in the arm and in stable condition Monday afternoon; the other had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.

He was in critical condition Monday afternoon at Tampa General Hospital after undergoing surgery, deputies said.

A third man arrived at St. Joseph's Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, deputies said. He was in stable condition Monday afternoon.

Deputies said they think the shootings happened outside the club's back door. Several people were milling around the area at the time of the shooting, deputies said. Deputies think one person did the shooting, but the incident is still under investigation.

Deputies are asking anyone who witnessed the scene to come forward.

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