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HCSO probes double shooting in Brooksville

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Detectives from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) are investigating circumstances surrounding a double shooting that took place at a Brooksville residence on Jan. 6.

HCSO Public Relations Manager Denise Moloney said that at about 9:18 p.m. that evening, deputies responded to a report of a shooting at a home near Powell and Griffin roads in Brooksville.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was related to a domestic dispute.

On Jan. 7, HCSO investigators learned that two related men became involved in a verbal disagreement which escalated to both men being shot.

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Moloney said that one man died at the scene. The other was taken to a local trauma center, where he is listed in critical condition.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Meanwhile, anyone with information about the case should contact the Hernando County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-990-TIPS (8477), texting **TIPS from a cell phone or visiting http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com to submit a tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous, and tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.

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