Video shows fight, shooting outside Blue Jeans Lounge in Apopka

Orange County deputies seek help in identifying gunman

Deputies search for a gunman who shot another man outside a lounge in Apopka.

APOPKA, Fla. – Orange County sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a gunman who shot another man outside a lounge in Apopka.

The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. Saturday outside the Blue Jeans Lounge at 901 E. Semoran Blvd.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office tweeted video of the shooting, which shows two men fighting before another steps in and shoots one of them. 

"He shoots our victim. He just came out of nowhere and shot our victim," Deputy Sheriff Christian Marrero said.   

Deputies are looking for the suspect in a shooting outside a lounge.

The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to the Sheriff's Office, which said he survived.

"Thankfully, he's alive. Thankfully, he made it and, as far as we know, he's cooperating with the investigation," Marrero said.

A man is shot outside Blue Jeans Lounge in Apopka, deputies say.

"NEED TO ID: Detectives are seeking information about a shooting on September 21 in the parking lot of the Blue Jeans Lounge in Apopka. If you have information, call @CrimelineFL  at 1-800-423-8477," the OCSO tweeted.

It's believed that the shooter fled in a white Chevrolet Blazer, according to deputies.

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"At this point, we're looking for anyone to come forward, anyone who was there or (may) have any information," Marrero said.  

News 6 obtained records from the Orange County Sheriff's Office on Monday that show deputies have responded to the plaza 148 times in the past two years, including calls to both the lounge and a nearby liquor store. In many cases, deputies said no report was taken. Deputies said it's too soon to say if the bar has a history of problems, but they said it doesn't appear to have been on their radar. 

"Obviously, any bar or establishment that causes a danger to the public is something that we are going to look at," Marrero said.  

No other details were immediately available.

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