1 dead in Charlotte County shooting outside Over the Bridge bar

A middle-aged man is dead after a shooting in Charlotte County, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday at the School House Square plaza. The victim and the suspect were at the Over the Bridge Bar around the time of the incident.

Deputies say an argument broke out inside the bar and ended with the shooting outside. Bar patrons gathered inside for a rap concert when things turned ugly and moved to the parking lot.

CCSO says this isn’t the first time this shopping plaza has been the scene of a shooting.

The relationship between the victim and the suspect is unknown at this time.

Deputies cleared the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. and continue to search for the suspect and speak with witnesses.

What’s proven difficult is that many people who were at the bar Friday night are from different counties throughout the state, so investigators are following up with different agencies.

Additionally, investigators are looking through Snapchat videos they collected from Friday night.

A PIO is on the way to the autopsy and is expected to release the ID of the victim and more information on the suspect later Saturday.

The suspect is not in custody, however, deputies believe it was an isolated incident with no danger to the public.

Anyone with information please contact the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office at 941-639-0013 or submit an anonymous tip through the CCSO mobile app.

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Writer:Briana Harvath
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