3 dead in suspected murder-suicide in Florida, deputies say

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Three people are dead following a suspected murder-suicide in Florida, authorities said.

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According to WTSP and WFLA, the incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. Monday on Heathrow Avenue in Spring Hill, about 50 miles north of Tampa. Hernando County deputies responded to the home after receiving a 911 call with apparent gunfire in the background, Sheriff Al Nienhuis said. Authorities found three people, who were believed to be related, dead inside, the news outlets reported.

Death Investigation - 11071 Heathrow Avenue

Posted by Hernando County Sheriff's Office on Monday, November 21, 2022

Just three hours earlier, deputies had responded to the same home to investigate a possible domestic dispute involving the eviction of a family member, Nienhuis said. The deputies left after they “explained the eviction process,” the sheriff added.

Nienhuis said investigators believe the shooting was a double-murder suicide, WTSP reported. No further details, including the victims’ names, were immediately available.

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