A teenage girl and a 25-year-old man were found dead inside a vehicle after shots were fired outside a teen club in Hillsborough County on Monday night.
Two security guards at The Club, 5809 50th Street North, feared for their lives after hearing gunshots being fired from a vehicle, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Jyhaad Grant, 25, and Julissa Jackson, 15, were found dead inside the vehicle, which was running, in gear, and riddled with bullet holes when officials arrived, according to Spectrum Bay News 9.
The Club held a teen night event Monday, but organizers shut down the even around 10:45 p.m. due to fighting, according to the sheriff’s office. The crowd of about 150 to 200 teens were leaving the club when security guards reported hearing firework and gunshots and saw someone firing a gun from a car. Both security guards fired shots back.
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The security guards, identified as two men 28 and 18 years old, worked for A.J. Cardinal Group LLC, a company doing business as Eagle One Security Force, according to the sheriff’s office. The men have not been charged as of Tuesday afternoon and officials said in a release that no charges were pending at the time.
Deputies were called to the scene around 11:30 p.m. Monday and most of the crowd was gone, according to WFLA News Channel 8.
Investigators remained on scene early Tuesday morning processing the scene and conducting interviews, according to ABC Action News.
The facility is a warehouse rented out for events.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information about what happened can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.