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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.

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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.

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.

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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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