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2 shot at nightclub in Spring Hill, shooter arrested and charged

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 11, 2018

UPDATE | A suspect wanted in connection with a double shooting at a Spring Hill nightclub early Sunday is in custody, Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said.

The shooting occurred when a patron attempted to come to a woman's aid, Nienhuis said. The shooter, George Edward Downey, reportedly pulled a gun and shot two people.

Downey has been charged with Attempted Murder 2nd degree, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Discharging a firearm in public from a vehicle, battery and his bond was set at $71,000.

The victims are recovering at a local hospital. The case remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY | Hernando County sheriff's deputies are searching for the person responsible for shooting two people at a Spring Hill nightclub early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at the Delirium Lounge at 4241 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill, according to Hernando County Sheriff's Office Facebook post.

The two victims, whose names were not released, were taken to an area hospital. The extent of injuries were not released.

An ABC Action News team is en route to the shooting scene.

We will provide more details as they come into the newsroom.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC Action News for updates.