UDPATE 4/21/2017, 10:38 A.M. – Officials have identified the victim as 56-year-old Harry Gordon Jr. According to the latest information, investigators believe Gordon was sitting inside the front screened in porch of his apartment when a verbal dispute ensued with several subjects outside the his apartment. At some point during the incident, someone fired rounds from an unknown type 9mm firearm and then fled the area. Gordon was struck by a stray bullet and flown to a nearby trauma center for treatment. Officials say deputies who were on the scene prior to paramedics, placed pressure on Gordon’s wound to help stop the bleeding.
Despite a thorough search, deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
The investigation is ongoing.
PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – Shots fired at a local apartment complex and sources say one person was shot and airlifted to a local trauma center.
Deputies responded to 8540 Congress Ave just before 9:00 p.m. this evening where they located the injured victim.
Officials say the investigation is still underway but preliminary information suggests that it may have been an accidental shooting.
Witnesses offered conflicting accounts of what they believe happened; one claiming that it was a home invasion, and another stating that the gunman fired in self-defense.
RNRF will bring more on this story as it develops.
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