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Florida nightclub shooting leaves 5 injured, no arrests

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Police in Pensacola, Florida said five people were shot at a nightclub in what they suspected was a targeted attack on specific individuals.

Pensacola police said in a news release that the five people were shot at 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning at The Pelican’s Nest nightclub in downtown Pensacola, according to WKRG-TV.

“Several shots were fired inside the club at approximately 12:30 p.m. Officers arrived to find multiple victims, including three at the scene hit by bullets,” the police statement said. “Soon after, two more victims were located at local hospitals. The victims are men and women, aged 21 to 45.

The statement added that police believe “the shooting was a targeted incident and there are no public safety concerns.”

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All five victims suffered injuries deemed non-fatal.

No arrests were made during the shooting.

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Police have no suspects in the shooting other than the description of a black man.

Pensacola Beach Florida USA, general view of a seaside RV park.

Pensacola Beach Florida USA, general view of a seaside RV park.
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“All we have is that it was a black male,” Pensacola Police Department spokesman Gregory Gordon told the Pensacola News Journal. “We don’t have a motive.”

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“There were a lot of people in there. If anyone saw anything or knows anything, give us a call,” Gordon added.

Pensacola, Florida averages 61.20 inches of precipitation throughout the year.

Pensacola, Florida averages 61.20 inches of precipitation throughout the year.
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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Pensacola Police Department at 850-435-1845.

Richard Dement

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