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Woman Fatally Shot at Private Party at Sanford Bar

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Posted at 4:42 AM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 04:42:00-05

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been shot and killed during a private party at a Sanford bar.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kristen Bentsen says in a statement that the shooting took place Saturday night at the Cool Breeze Bar.

Bentsen says a deputy was on patrol near the bar when he heard a gunshot and saw people fleeing. The deputy went into the bar and found an injured woman lying on the floor.

Bentsen says 36-year-old Oceannette Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that a fight broke out which led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.