TMZ Sports has obtained new footage showing the desperate scramble to neutralize the gunman who fired shots into the air at an MMA event in Florida … and it’s scary stuff.
You can see in the video, people at the Bamboo Room on March 20 were scared and confused after an unidentified man in a red shirt pulled out a handgun and fired into the air in what appears to be an attempt to restore order when a massive brawl broke out in the crowd.
The video — captured by Florida City Entertainment — shows multiple people tried to confront the gunman … but nobody wanted to get too close because the guy was waving around a loaded weapon like it was a loaf of bread.
Eventually, multiple armed security personnel drew their own weapons and confronted the man in a corridor near an exit.
But, before additional law enforcement officers could respond to the scene … the man was kicked out of the venue and hasn’t been heard from since.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ Sports it’s still actively investigating the incident … and released photos of the gunman in the hopes someone will step forward and identify him.
As we previously reported, multiple people were injured in a massive brawl that broke out at the RIZE Fighting Championship event in a chaotic scene that included people throwing punches and chairs.
Law enforcement is asking the public for help — saying “anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.”