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Deputies identify suspect who fled after fatal shooting at Plant City bar

A man found in a field next to Twilight Zone Liquor died at South Florida Baptist Hospital. Another victim is in stable condition.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vehicles are seen outside Twilight Zone Liquor, 4010 S.R. 60 E in Plant City, where two people were shot when a fight escalated Wednesday night, deputies said.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vehicles are seen outside Twilight Zone Liquor, 4010 S.R. 60 E in Plant City, where two people were shot when a fight escalated Wednesday night, deputies said. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Apr. 14|Updated Apr. 14

PLANT CITY — Deputies have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting at a Plant City bar late Wednesday night.

Oscar Juan Molina, 44, opened fire after a fight escalated at Twilight Zone Liquor, 4010 State Road 60, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The fight started at the business’ bar area and continued into the parking lot at about 10 p.m.

A deputy responding to an unrelated call nearby heard the gunshot and came to the bar’s parking lot.

Oscar Juan Molina, 44, was identified by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office as the shooter in an incident that left one man dead and another injured at Twilight Zone Liquor in Plant City on Wednesday.
Oscar Juan Molina, 44, was identified by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office as the shooter in an incident that left one man dead and another injured at Twilight Zone Liquor in Plant City on Wednesday. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]

The deputy arrived in time to see a car leave and then crash just over the Hillsborough-Polk County line. The male driver had a gunshot wound and was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A second victim was found in a field next to the bar, deputies said. He was taken to South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City and died there.

The Sheriff’s Office did not release the names of the shooting victims.

Deputies said Molina fled on S.R. 60 in a 2016 black Dodge Charger before deputies reached the bar. The plate number for the Charger is JLRN07. Molina is 6 feet tall with a medium build, a goatee and a tattoo on the side of his neck, according to deputies.

Deputies ask that anyone with information about the shooting or suspected shooter call the Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.

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