HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A teenage girl was among two people who were shot and killed by security guards outside a pop-up teen club in Hillsborough County on Monday night.
Jyhaad D. Grant, 25, and Julissa D. Jackson, 15, were found dead inside a vehicle after they were shot by two security guards who said they feared for their lives. Grant and Jackson were Tampa residents.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded a 911 call at 11:30 pm about a shooting at a facility known as “The Club” located at 5809 50th St. N.
The facility is a storage building that is rented out for events.
About 150 to 200 people were attending a teen night “Pajama Jam” from 8 p.m. until midnight on Monday. The event closed early at 10:45 p.m. because of multiple fights, deputies said.
Investigators said the crowd was in the process of leaving when the armed security guards heard fireworks and then gun shots.
The security guards were investigating where the gun shots were coming from and saw a person firing a gun from a car, according to deputies.
Both security guards returned fire in fear of their lives, deputies said