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HCSO seeks Spring Hill shooter

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Detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Major Case Unit want to know who fired multiple shots at the Hammock Ridge Apartment complex in Spring Hill last week.

According to HCSO spokesperson Denise M. Moloney, at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 HCSO deputies along with personnel from the Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCES) responded to a report that several shots had been fired at the Hammock Ridge Apartment Complex, 8332 Omaha Circle in Spring Hill.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with several people standing outside the complex who told them that someone was shooting from a vehicle. They identified where the vehicle was parked, and deputies found several spent shell casings there.

Witnesses provided conflicting information about the vehicle and its driver, however. Some described the vehicle as a red sedan driven by a black man. Others told investigators that the vehicle was a gray sedan, possibly missing its hood, that was driven by a white man with long, frizzy hair and a red beard.

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After talking to the crowd outside the apartment complex, detectives canvassed the building to make sure that no one had been injured in the incident.

They did find that the front door of the building had been damaged and that two vehicles parked nearby had been struck by gunshots.

As their probe of the incident continues, investigators hope that the public can provide information about the vehicle and driver involved in this case.

Anyone who has information about the incident should call Det. D. M. Vargas at 352-754-6830.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous should call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477), text **TIPS or visit http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com. Those who submit tips to Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a $5,000 reward.

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