Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Hernando authorities investigate Spring Hill shooting incident 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Controversial landfill site could be rechristened as industrial recruiting land in Pasco

    Economic Development

    The east Pasco property of Angelo's Aggregate Materials, which failed to obtain a state environmental permit to be developed as a garbage landfill, is being studied as a potential 1,000-acre mega site for industrial recruitment.

  2. Joe Henderson: At son's wedding, memories of child-rearing build to a perfect moment


    On a secluded beach known as Hawksnest on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a bride-to-be named Heather McNeill hurried along a wooded path to meet the man she was about to marry.

    Heather McNeill married fellow Strawberry Crest High teacher Ben Henderson on a secluded beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands. "They wanted something totally theirs," says Ben's dad Joe Henderson. "I think they had their parents in mind, as well." [Courtesy of Henderson family]
  3. Forecast: Near record-high temperatures, minimal rain in store for Tampa Bay


    Tampa Bay residents can expect a significantly hot Wednesday — possibly record-breaking — and a small chance of pop up showers.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  4. Marriott opening new hotel on Clearwater Beach


    CLEARWATER BEACH — A dual-branded Marriott hotel with a tongue-twister name is opening on Clearwater Beach in August. The Residence Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach and SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach will have 255 suites total, connected by a lobby.

    A dual-branded Marriott hotel called the Residence Inn Tampa Clearwater Beach and SpringHill Suites Tampa Clearwater Beach will open in August in Clearwater Beach. Pictured is a rendering.
[Courtesy of Hayworth PR]