Man Shot, Killed Outside Whiskey Park North
He was observed in a heated exchange with an unidentified man inside the bar before the shooting occurred.
One man is dead and another person injured after shots were fired in the parking lot of a Carrollwood bar.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Pablo Bonilla, 23, died from injuries sustained when a car pulled up in the parking lot of Whiskey Park North and someone got out and fired multiple shots early Saturday morning.
According to a media release, just before the bar at 11921-6 N. Dale Mabry Hwy closed at 3 a.m., Bonilla and his girlfriend were inside the establishment when Bonilla observed an unidentified man taking to his girlfriend. Both Bonilla and the unidentified man exchanged heated words but were separated before any further escalation, the release stated.
After the bar closed, Bonilla and his girlfriend along with several other people were standing in the parking lot outside their vehicle, when a car pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire.
Multiple shots were fired striking Bonilla and the second victim at least once in the upper body.
EMS took both men to a local hospital where Bonilla later died. The second victim is being treated and is expected to survive, according to the sheriff's office. The suspect or suspects fled the scene.
The sheriff's office is not releasing the name of the second victim at this time.
No one else was injured.
Homicide detectives and crime scene technicians remain on the scene.
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