• Man armed with machete shot, killed outside Florida bar

    By: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - A man armed with a machete died Sunday after he was shot outside a pool hall in Florida, according to multiple reports.

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    The man, who was not identified, had been kicked out of the Premier Billiards & Sports Club in Coral Springs around 2 a.m., police told the Miami Herald. Authorities said he returned to the bar minutes later, armed with a machete.

    “He brandished a machete and went after a group of people,” police spokesman Chris Swinson told the Herald.

    Witnesses told WSVN the man got the machete from his car and that he had started to chase a person when another bar patron shot him.

    “All of a sudden, I hear four gunshots,” witness Thiago DeBortolli told WSVN.

    The injured man was taken to a local hospital, where he died, according to WPLG.

    Authorities told WSVN that officers believe the shooting was in self-defense and no arrests were immediately made. Police told WPLG the shooter was cooperating with investigators.

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