Mansion VIP Section Shooting Leaves Antaun Teasley, Norris Cole's Personal Chef, Dead

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An early-morning shooting at popular Washington Avenue nightclub Mansion has left one man dead and police on a manhunt for the suspect. The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m., prompting a panicked crowd to rush out of the packed club as one partier lay dying on the floor.

"All we know is that a fight broke out in the VIP section," Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez tells Riptide. "And when the dust settled we found the victim with a gunshot wound to the upper chest."

Update: The victim was reportedly Antaun Teasley, the personal chef of Miami Heat player Norris Cole. MBPD declined to confirm the news, but Miami Herald reporter Joseph Goodman says Teasley was the man shot.

See also: Remembering Young Chef Antaun Teasley, Killed at Mansion Shooting

The victim, whose name has not been released, was a man in his early 40s. After the shooting, he was transported to Ryder Trauma Center, where he died a few hours later.

Other clubgoers described a scene of panic after the shooting.

"There was like a bang noise, like a gun, and then I looked over, right in the VIP area, everybody started getting down and started running, and I was like there's no way on earth that this is like gunshots," witness Nefreteri Tomalo told NBC 6. "Everybody just dropped down and started running like there was like a stampede."

As the sun rose over Miami Beach, the VIP entrance to the club remained cordoned off with yellow police tape, and authorities were still searching for the shooter.

"We haven't got an identity," Hernandez says. "We're still interviewing several witnesses. Hopefully somebody will give us information that will let us know who he is."

Update: Goodman, the Herald's Heat reporter, has been tweeting updates about Teasley's reported death.

Teasley's own Instagram feed has been flooded with condolences.

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128 comments
Sonya
Sonya

We will miss you so much Sheezy. Your love and spirit will live on.. You were always working so hard and wanted everyone to be happy. Whoever took you from us was a coward and weak. I hope they rot in hell.

FeRn Garcia
FeRn Garcia

Margarita i read this earlier, victim was a Heat player private chef

dcrack007
dcrack007

this is what happens when your over 40 and still go clubbing lol

FeRn Garcia
FeRn Garcia

Who brings a gun to hang out at a club??? #fail

Janelle Osceola
Janelle Osceola

Good we only went that one time Elizabeth Sanchez Monique Catalina

Angel
Angel

Jared Tysak Everyone at the table must wear bullet proof vests and have someone to taste drink before us just incase bottlerats tryna poison.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

Mansion sucks, all they play is hip hop, no thanks

Jared Tysak
Jared Tysak

Angel damn bro... now we have to be extra careful on our fight against bottlethots

Michele Avery
Michele Avery

It has been 25 years and things don't seem to change at the old Club Z

Michael Gibson
Michael Gibson

Gail Gibson The guy who got shot is a personal chef

rmcarral
rmcarral

Did she really say like that many times? LIKE for real though bro? LIke like likety like like

Jason Steve Velasquez
Jason Steve Velasquez

I just read that the man shot dead was Antuan Teasley who was a personal chef to Norris Cole.

Mesa Whirl Wind
Mesa Whirl Wind

Night scene is from 11 to 4 and usually its a fun choice. Some great shows have been there recently. Until more details are known, don't blame the club. This is an urban area with hood quite close to upscale all over the city. Its why there are gated communities and many places with bars on windows etc. Violence is not new to Miami and the clubs do their best to keep it to a minimum.

DrumRollPlease
DrumRollPlease

City manager and city attorney can request this club shut its doors.  That's the first step. 

Shayla Walsh
Shayla Walsh

I guess people forget what Miami was like in 80s and early 90s. I mean...hello.

pviera
pviera

yup, cause you know, there are shooting every night in every club. 

logic. there is none.

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