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Suspect in Port Charlotte strip club shooting now in custody

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 10:46:22-04

UPDATE (10:45AM) -- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reports that Gary Potter, II is now in custody in Lee County. More updates to came.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Deputies are searching for a man accused of shooting and injuring a person at a Port Charlotte strip club early Friday morning.

They are looking for 21-year-old Gary Potter, II. He is believed to be driving a VW Jetta with Florida tag JID-P83.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, they responded to a shooting around 2:14 a.m. at Emerald City strip club. That's located on Tamiami Trail, just across El Jobean Road from Port Charlotte Town Center.

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One victim was injured and is in stable condition.

The investigation is still active, and other businesses at the Charlotte Trade Center will be affected until the crime scene is cleared.