Bystander Hurt in Shooting at U.S. 19 Nightclub

One person was shot when a fight broke out at the 24 Carat Gentlemen's Club early Friday.

A bystander was shot when a fight broke out early Friday at the 24 Carat Gentlemen's Club on U.S. 19.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, a group of people began fighting as the nightclub was closing about 3 a.m. Donavan Sermons, 37, who was not involved in the fight, was shot and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities have not named a suspect in the shooting. The club is at 16717 U.S. 19 in Clearwater.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detective Capra at 727-582-6200, or to leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-873-TIPS.

*Updated 3:10 p.m. 4/20/2012


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