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Valrico woman wounded by man who killed himself in murder-suicide attempt, deputies say

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office believes the man tried to kill the woman, then shot and killed himself.
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Published Sep. 17, 2019
Updated Sep. 17, 2019

VALRICO — A woman was shot and wounded by a man who then took his own life Monday in what the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office called an attempted murder-suicide.

Deputies were sent to 2504 Siena Way to investigate a report of domestic violence at about 3:10 p.m. Inside, they found a woman wounded by gunfire and a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the agency said. The woman was taken to Tampa General Hospital for medical treatment.

The agency believes the man tried to kill the woman and then himself. The Sheriff’s Office did not release their names due to its interpretation of a constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law, meant to protect crime victims.

The two were involved in a romantic relationship but their current relationship was unknown, the agency said. Deputies investigated a verbal argument between them in Oct. 2018, the agency said. The investigation is ongoing.

NEED HELP: If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, reach out to the 24–hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741; or chat with someone online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay can be reached by dialing 211 or by visiting crisiscenter.com. To contact the Military Crisis Line, call 1-800-273-8255, then press 1, or chat online by texting 838255.

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