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Fight over money leads to shooting inside Clearwater Chick-fil-A

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 16:49:29-04

Clearwater Police officers and detectives were on the scene of a shooting Friday morning at the Chick-fil-A located at 2516 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. It happened at about 7:45 a.m.

Authorities say an altercation between a group of people inside the restaurant led to one person being shot in the leg.

That person was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa for treatment of injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

The suspect was identified as Jack Colston 21, of Clearwater. He is being charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting within an occupied building, and carrying a concealed firearm.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, remains in stable condition at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police say the argument and shooting was over money.