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1 dead following shooting at Hookah Lounge in Sarasota

Authorities say there is no threat to the public.
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SARASOTA, Fla. — A Bradenton man has died following a shooting at the Hookah Lounge in Sarasota early Saturday morning. 

The Sarasota Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 3:56 a.m. at the Hookah Lounge located on 4034 N. Washington Street. 

Morris Dewayne Shepherd, 33, died in the shooting, according to detectives. Investigators said they think the shooting was out of self-defense. 

If you have any information on the shooting, call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 941-366-8477 or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

This is a developing story; check back for updates. 

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