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One dead, one injured in Club Empire shooting

5:49 PM, Oct 2, 2011   |    comments
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YBOR CITY, Fla. -- One man is dead and another man is injured after an early morning shooting at Club Empire in Ybor City.

Tampa Police says the club was beginning to let out around 2:46 a.m. Sunday when an unknown suspect shot 21-year-old Leslie Jerome Jones Jr. in the club's VIP room.

Jones was struck in the head and died instantly. Police say several of his friends attempted to drag him outside of the club to safety, where he was found by law enforcement.

The suspect also shot another man in the club, 20-year-old Ahmaud Black, in the chest. The wound is serious, but not life-threatening.

Police say Black is being uncooperative and will not talk to law enforcement at this time.

It is not known how the shooter and victims are related.

The TPD is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Kirlangitis (Homicide) at (813) 231-6130.

Tampa Police Department

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