SPRING HILL, Fla. – Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double murder-suicide that happened on Monday in Spring Hill.
According to deputies, on Monday just before 5 p.m., a woman called 911 from 11071 Heathrow Avenue in Spring Hill and requested deputies respond to the residence regarding a family member with a gun.
A deputy responded to the residence earlier in the day, at approximately 2 p.m., regarding a civil matter, and determined there were issues with the three family members at the home.
According to Hernando County Sheriff’s office, the deputy explained the process regarding eviction and offered to assist the family in coming to a compromise that would be suitable for all parties involved.
Prior to the deputy clearing the call, all three family members agreed “the issue was over.”
During the 911 call, the operator began conversing with a female resident who requested a deputy respond, due to the man inside of the home with a firearm.
The operator heard what she believed to be a gunshot, followed by the caller screaming and asking the man to “put the gun down.” A second shot was heard, according to HCSO, and there was no further conversation with the caller.
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In the recording, there are believed to be three gunshots over an 8-minute period.
Based on the call, detectives believe the first shot involved the female homeowner, the second shot was to the second female guest. The third shot was of the male homeowner, according to investigators.
Detectives believe the male homeowner shot both residents before turning the firearm on himself.
Upon arrival on the scene, deputies observed damage, consistent with a gunshot, to the front door of the residence, investigators say.
Deputies deployed a miniature drone through the hole in the front door. Once inside, the drone allowed deputies to observe injured victims.
An entry team was formed and made entry into the residence. The scene was determined to be contained to the interior of the residence. All three occupants were deceased, according to HCSO.
“Investigation revealed the incident to be a domestic violence double murder-suicide. All parties are accounted for and there is no danger to the community,” said HCSO.