- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - One person is dead and three others wounded after someone opened fire on a large group of people outside a Tampa hookah bar.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release Saturday that authorities are searching for a suspect. A description was not immediately available, but a $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Authorities say the shooting took place around 4:15 a.m. outside the Smokin’ Bull Restaurant and Hookah Bar. About 50 people were in the bar’s parking lot after it had closed when some kind of fight broke out. The suspect fired about 10 shots and fled.

Investigators are searching for possible surveillance video and interviewing about a dozen witnesses, as well as the three people hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

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