Police investigate Tampa shooting that injures 5

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said five people were injured Tuesday following a shooting outside a nightclub in Tampa’s Ybor City district.

A gunman started firing in the parking lot about 2:45 a.m. as patrons filtered out of Club Manilla, police said.

According to a police news release, a 22-year-old man is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital, while four others have non-life threatening injuries and are being treated as well.

Police are still searching for the gunman and detectives are analyzing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.

The club has had problems in the past and extra officers are brought in on Monday nights to help with crowd control, authorities said.

Club Manilla is several blocks from Club Empire, which recently closed after pressure from the city and other businesses. A 20-year-old man was fatally shot outside Club Empire on Oct. 2.

Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa that is also home to nightclubs, restaurants and bars.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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