Sunday, June 24, 2018
Public safety

Hernando authorities investigate Spring Hill shooting incident

SPRING HILL — Three men were injured early Tuesday in an incident that started with an argument at 8129 Wooden Drive, but Hernando County authorities had little more to say about what occurred.

The Sheriff's Office received a call about a shooting at the home about 5:40 a.m.

When they arrived, they said, they found the injured men, all of whom knew each other.

The three were taken to local hospitals; their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Two of the men remained in the hospital Tuesday evening. The third had been released.

Hernando sheriff's spokeswoman said that she could confirm that at least one man had been shot.

Authorities said the hospitalizations and medical treatment prevented investigators from conducting interviews. Detectives were continuing to investigate the incident.

Neighbor Bob Nelson, 53, said he heard yelling and loud noises shortly after 5 a.m.

About 5:15 a.m., a man came and banged on his door.

"Please, someone's been shot," he recalled the man saying. "Call 911."

Nelson said he didn't recognize the man knocking at the door. He said he didn't know the people who lived at the home. He said the neighborhood is usually quiet.

"We were kind of shocked by it," he said.

The home is owned by Florida Low Income Housing Associates, a group that provides low-cost, affordable housing to residents of rural Florida.

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