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Man, 24, shot and killed near Ybor City nightclub

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Tampa police say a 24-year-old man was killed early Friday morning outside an Ybor City nightclub.

He was shot during an argument in a parking lot behind Club Ice at the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street. It happened just after 2:30 a.m., investigators said.

The victim has been identified as Rickey S. Ligons, and he might have been trying to break up a fight between two women.

"I don't understand," witness Hameka Barber said. "He was a nice person. Everyone liked him. We don't even know what happened to him."

Police say they do not have any suspects at this time, but they are working on some strong leads. 

"I can tell you at this point a gun was displayed, shots were fired, one man was shot in the chest, and he did die at Tampa General Hospital this morning," Lt. Bill Ferguson said.

Police were on scene conducting interviews and trying to gather more information. Ligons died at Tampa General Hospital.

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