BROOKSVILLE — A 25-year-old man has been arrested after deputies said he shot two people in Kennedy Park on Sept. 2.
H’Keem Lavar Hart was arrested Friday evening at a state probation office, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. He faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and violation of probation.
He denied any involvement in the shooting when questioned by deputies, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The man and woman who were wounded are still recovering from their injuries, but only one of them has been released from a hospital. The Sheriff’s Office withheld their names and ages, citing Marsy’s Law, which is a constitutional amendment designed to protect crime victims.
The shooting took place at about 12:15 a.m. in the parking lot of Kennedy Park at 899 Kennedy Blvd., according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies found a man with gunshot wounds, and he was taken to a local trauma center by Hernando County Fire Rescue. A woman was taken to a local hospital by a personal vehicle, but paramedics later took her to a trauma center.
The shooter left the area before deputies arrived. No other information about the case was released.