At least two people are dead after a shooting right in the heart of Ybor City’s nightlife scene, police said.
The Tampa Police Department said the shooting took place early Sunday morning on the 1600 block of East 7th Avenue.
Chief Lee Bercaw said it began as a fight between two groups of people that had many innocent people caught in the crossfire. Two people have died, and 18 others were injured in the violence, the chief said.
Videos on social media showed officers tending to victims as they bled on the sidewalk, and other civilians running away from the sound of gunshots.
Looks to me like the gunman is in this video:
🔥🚨BREAKING: At least 18 people are injured and 2 dead after a mass shooting during a Halloween celebration in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida this morning. pic.twitter.com/ZF4mzI0dnU
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) October 29, 2023
The extent of the 18 injured wasn’t immedately known, but they were taken to the hospital.
At least one person has turned themself into police, according to Bercaw.