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Police release names of victims of Tarpon Springs shooting

Times Staff

TARPON SPRINGS — Authorities on Tuesday released the names of two victims involved in a fatal shooting Monday afternoon.

The attack, which took place in a wooded area about two blocks from the intersection of U.S. 19 and Tarpon Avenue, left one man dead and another in critical condition, police said.

Brian C. Kennedy, 56, died. Larry J. Schuff, 54, was listed in critical condition on Tuesday.

Both were described by witnesses and friends as homeless men who lived in nearby woods.

Kennedy is survived by his brother Erin Kennedy of Lakeland, according to police. He did not respond to messages left by the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred behind Florida Capital Bank, 710 E Tarpon Ave., around 2:30 Monday. A bank employee said she saw a black man wearing red shorts and a white shirt fleeing from the area, but police have not located a suspect.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tarpon Springs Police Detective Division at (727) 938-2840.

Matthew McKinney can be reached at or (727) 445-4156.

Police release names of victims of Tarpon Springs shooting 08/06/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:53pm]
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