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1 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Orlando bar

ORLANDO, Fla. — A shooting outside of a sports bar leaves one dead and a security guard who was working there injured, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Security guard taken to ORMC; condition unknown
  • Male was found shot dead at the scene

It happened at the Happy Place Sports Bar on 7400 Southland Blvd., along Orange Blossom Trail near West Sand Lake Road, stated the Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting, which happened around 1:30 a.m., stemmed from some type of incident that happened outside of the bar, according to the Lt. Bob Padilla in an emailed news release.

Padilla said when deputies got to the bar, they found two people outside with gunshot wounds.

The security guard was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, Padilla stated, and the guard’s condition has not been released.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, several people say they heard a commotion in the parking lot, which detectives are referring to it as a “disturbance”.

The second person, a male, died at the scene, Padilla confirmed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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