Sunday, May 20, 2018
Public safety

Man in critical condition after shooting in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot early Saturday afternoon at a New Port Richey home, according to Pasco County sheriff's deputies.

Deputies were investigating the shooting, which happened about 12:20 p.m. at 5145 Tilson Drive, but officials released few details about what happened. The identity of the man, described as being in his early 20s, was also not released.

The modest single-family home sits on a residential street east of U.S. 19. Crime scene tape was strung up around the front yard Saturday afternoon as forensic technicians walked in and out of the house to a van parked in the street. Sheriff's cruisers blocked traffic and more yellow crime scene tape was strung up to stop pedestrians a few houses away on either side of the home.

As deputies worked inside the house, a woman sat silently in a chair on the front porch.

Neighbors across the street declined to be quoted, but said that three young men live in the home. Sheriff's deputies have visited before.

The wounded man was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he was in critical condition, officials said. His injuries were described as life threatening.

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