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1 dead after shooting at Plant City bar; shooter at large

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Posted at 5:36 AM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 10:26:43-04

PLANT CITY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said it's searching for a suspect in a deadly shooting overnight in Plant City.

The shooting at the Twilight Zone Bar killed one person and injured another, authorities said. The sheriff's office said detectives believe the people involved knew each and this is an isolated incident.

Detectives said around 10 p.m. a physical altercation took place at the bar which escalated into a shooting in the parking lot. A deputy who was nearby on an unrelated call heard the shots and responded.

The deputy saw a vehicle driving away from the area that crashed soon after it. Authorities said the person inside was one of the victims and they were taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Deputies at the scene found the second victim who was taken to South Florida Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspected shooter left the bar in a vehicle heading west on SR 60. Authorities later identified him as Oscar Juan Molina, 44. He may be traveling in a 2016 black Dodge Charger, Florida tag: JLRN07.

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Oscar Juan Molina, 44, is wanted for a deadly shooting in Plant City that took place around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

If anyone knows who the shooter may be or any details involving this case, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

No other information has been released at this time.

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