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Shooting at Truth Lounge Leads to Interstate Crash, Arrests

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At 2:27 AM, Tampa Police were called for a disturbance at the Truth Lounge (4202 W. Cayuga St) as they were attempting to close in the early hours Tuesday morning. The occupants of multiple vehicles fired guns from their cars before all fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. 

Officers spotted a white Mercedes, white Dodge Charger, and a silver Lexus speeding southbound on I275. They did not pursue the vehicles. At 2:32 AM, the Mercedes and Charger crashed at the I-4 interchange. Both drivers were taken into custody. Guns were recovered from both vehicles. 

The Lexus continued to flee eastbound on I4, monitored by the police helicopter. Officers were eventually able to stop the car in Plant City, apprehending the driver and a passenger. Guns were recovered from this car also. 

There have been no reported injuries as a result of the shooting at this time. The subjects involved in the crash sustained minor injuries. I275 southbound was closed at the interchange as result of the crash. It is expected to open in the next hour. 

It is very early in this investigation and updates will be provided as they become available. Anyone who may have information that could assist investigators should contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.