A shooting occurred early Saturday morning at the Jade Fox Lounge in Lakeland, Florida. One person is dead, and another is in critical condition.
The shooting took place at 1:51 a.m., as the lounge was closing. The victim, a 25-year-old man, was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center by a personal vehicle and was pronounced dead. The other victim, a 48-year-old woman, is in critical condition.
The suspect, a 23-year-old female, is in custody. She has not been identified.
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The shooting may be related to a fight that broke out as the lounge was closing. The lounge owner, Jian Zhang, turned on the lights at 1:40 a.m. to close in accordance with city ordinances that require alcohol-serving businesses to shut by 2 a.m. A group attempted to enter around the same time, but they were denied admission, leading to a fight.
One of the victims may be related to former FSU standout and NBA player Dwayne Bacon. However, the police have not released the names of the victims due to Marsy’s Law.
Two off-duty police officers were already present at the lounge when the shooting occurred. They helped to apprehend the suspect and rendered aid to the victims.