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Woman involved in weekend shooting in Hernando released from hospital

BROOKSVILLE — A 27-year-old Brooksville woman who was injured Saturday night in a shooting that left her boyfriend dead is out of the hospital, her mother said Monday.

Juan Perez

Juan Francisco Perez, 29

Amber Rivenbark, 27, was shot once in the side by 29-year-old Juan Francisco Perez of Dade City after an altercation on Desales Street, southwest of Brooksville, the Hernando Sheriff's Office said. Perez then fatally shot Kenneth "Kenny" Schreffler, 43.

The Sheriff's Office has not said what led to the shooting, but indicated in a statement that the people involved all knew each other.

Rivenbark was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. The bullet pierced the right side of her back but didn't hit any organs, said her mother, Robin Webb.

She was released Sunday evening and is enduring both physical and emotional pain, Webb said.

"She cried when she got home because Kenny's not there," Webb said.

Perez, who also was treated at a hospital for an undisclosed injuries, has been charged with second-degree murder charge and aggravated battery with a firearm, among other crimes.

Woman involved in weekend shooting in Hernando released from hospital 11/04/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 4, 2013 9:52pm]
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