Deputies: Man shot outside Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge in Hillsborough

Authorities did not further identify the victim, who they said is in stable condition at St. Joseph's Hospital.
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Published March 15
Updated March 15

TAMPA — Someone was shot early Friday morning in a parking lot outside a hookah lounge on N Armenia Avenue, Hillsborough deputies reported.

About 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge, according to a Sheriff's Office release. Responders found one victim, who is male, although the agency did not report his age. He was inside a vehicle when they arrived.

The victim had been shot in the upper body, and "an acquaintance" took him to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was in stable condition, deputies said.

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Contact Langston Taylor at [email protected] or (727) 893-8659. Follow @langstonitaylor.