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Tampa Nightclub Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder After Killing 2, Injuring 16 Others

Tampa Nightclub Shooting Suspect Tyrell Stephen Phillips [Photo: FOX 13 Tampa Bay]
Tampa Nightclub Shooting Suspect Tyrell Stephen Phillips [Photo: FOX 13 Tampa Bay]

Tyrell Stephen Phillips was arrested and charged with second-degree murder following the Tampa nightclub shooting last weekend ahead of Halloween. Further reports say the incident resulted in two individuals killed, with 16 others injured.

Tampa Nightclub Shooting [Photo: NBC2 News]

Tampa Nightclub Shooting [Photo: NBC2 News]

On October 29, at around 3 a.m., the Tampa nightclub shooting incident began after a dispute broke out between two groups as hundreds of people were filing out toward the neighborhood of Ybor City. Unfortunately, Chief Lee Bercaw of the Tampa Police Department stated that the Tampa nightclub shooting resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy.

An article in NBC2 News states that of the 16 other individuals who were injured following the Tampa nightclub shooting, 15 have been shot and one individual sustained serious injuries due to other reasons. Further reports say the victims were triaged at the crime scene and later transported by the Tampa Fire Rescue to local hospitals around the area.

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Tampa Nightclub Shooting Suspect

According to Propper, the Tampa nightclub shooting suspect was later identified as Tyrell Stephen Phillips, 22, who has been arrested and faced charges of second-degree murder with a firearm. Further reports say according to jail records, there is no attorney on record for the Tampa nightclub shooting suspect.

During the ongoing investigation, Tampa Police stated that they recovered two handguns at the crime scene, one of which had been stolen. To date, the Tampa Police are still looking into whether there were other shooters involved.

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