Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Public safety

Sheriff's Office: Neighbor kills gunman who wounded two in Kenneth City home

KENNETH CITY — Hearing commotion across the street, a neighbor shot and killed a gunman who had entered a home and badly wounded two men inside Sunday night, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

The shootings happened about 8 p.m. at the one-story home at 4806 58th St. Deputies were called there to assist Kenneth City police.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda, a man who was known to the victims entered the house. He shot two of the several people inside the house, badly injuring them.

A neighbor across the street heard the shooting and ran to the home with a gun. The neighbor shot and killed the gunman, Barreda said.

The two who were wounded were hospitalized with life-threatening injures, she said. The neighbor was not injured.

The Sheriff's Office had not yet released the names of those involved and were interviewing witnesses late Sunday.

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