Shooting at Palmetto Strip Club

A night at the strip club turned violent when deputies say a gunman opened fire in the parking lot of Pandora’s Box Strip Club off US 41 North.

It happened around 2:40 this morning.

All three victims are okay; two of them recovering at nearby hospitals, but the gunman is still on the run.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says a male victim was shot twice and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center.

A female was hit once and taken to Manatee Memorial.

Deputies say a third female was also hit, but her wounds were superficial.  She was not on scene when deputies arrived on scene.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time.

The investigation is continuing, however deputies say they know the shooting happened after an altercation between the gunman and the three victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).

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