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Sheriff's Office investigating shooting of Land O'Lakes High student

LAND O'LAKES — Deputies released few details as they continued their investigation into the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy early Sunday.

Dustin Sean White was shot about 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the Lake Padgett Estates East clubhouse at 4533 Savannah Drive, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The clubhouse was closed, but a group of people from a nearby party had gathered there. Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll declined to release further details about the shooting, saying it was an open investigation.

No arrests have been made.

White, whose 22431 Stillwood Drive home is about 3 miles from the clubhouse, had just finished his junior year at Land O'Lakes High School. His death prompted officials to invite grief counselors to the school, in case any of his friends want to come in to talk.

Ric Mellin, the school's principal, said Monday he didn't know much about White, but had spoken to his family.

They told Mellin they want everyone respect their privacy as they grieve.

"It's very somber when you lose a member of the school community," Mellin said.

"It's very difficult. Some friends who stopped by his family's house will be asked to come to the school to talk to counselors."

Family members didn't return a call Monday.

Camille C. Spencer can be reached at cspencer@sptimes.com or (813) 909-4609.

Sheriff's Office investigating shooting of Land O'Lakes High student 06/15/09 [Last modified: Monday, June 15, 2009 8:23pm]
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