Several people were shot dead overnight outside an Ybor City nightclub

YBOR City, Fla. – Two people were killed and 19 injured in a shooting in Ybor City.

Tampa Police say it happened just before 3 a.m. Sunday in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčTangra Nightclub in the 1600 block of E 7th Ave.

Police chief Lee Berkau said the incident started as a dispute between two groups. One person died at the scene and the second at a local hospital.

“This morning, it’s sad that families have to wake up and see what happened here tonight on the news,” Bergau said. “We must think of the families involved and the victims, and our hearts go out to them.”

Police chief Lee Berkau said the incident started as a dispute between two groups. (Brian Rea/Spectrum Bay News 9)

The extent of the 19 injured was not immediately known, but they were taken to hospital.

More than four dozen officers responded to the scene.

Bergau said one person has turned himself in, but the investigation is in its early stages.

Photo by Brian Rea, Spectrum Bay News 9

Photo by Brian Rea, Spectrum Bay News 9

He said anyone with video of the incident should contact police at 813-231-6130 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). Berkau said nearby businesses have volunteered to share their surveillance video.

Below, you can watch Berga’s Sunday morning news conference.

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