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Spring Hill shooting victim remains in critical but stable condition

SPRING HILL — A 66-year-old Spring Hill man remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday, a day after he was shot multiple times by his neighbor, authorities said.

Hernando County sheriff's detectives had yet to interview William D. Stelling, so it still was not clear what happened in the moments before Thomas W. Brocato shot Stelling in Stelling's home on Siam Drive about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

After the shooting, Brocato, 58, retreated to his own house next door. Deputies tried to contact him by loudspeaker and by phone but got no response. SWAT members entered the home at 2:30 p.m. and found Brocato doused in gasoline and dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Spring Hill shooting victim remains in critical but stable condition 09/11/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5:26pm]
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