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Shots Fired at Victims of Early Morning Vehicle Burglary, Sheriff To “Warn Criminals”

SPRING HILL – Two men were nearly shot this morning after they interrupted thieves attempting to break into their vehicle on Danforth Road.

The victims, who wished not to be identified, say they stepped outside of their home around 4:00 a.m. this morning to find at least two suspects rummaging through their vehicle. The suspects fled but the two men located them a short distance away at the intersection of Danforth Road and Laredo Ave. That’s when the suspects fired several shots at the victims, forcing them to flee back into the safety of their home.

It is not known at this time if there have been any arrests in connection with the shooting.

Investigators were seen using metal detectors to search for shell casings behind a residence on the northeast corner of Laredo Ave and Danforth Road.

There are unconfirmed reports that a crime scene surrounding a vehicle at the Spring Hill Library may be related to the shooting.

There are no reports of injuries at this time.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis is expected to hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss recent violent crime and issue “warning to criminals.”

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  • Something don’t smell right.

    Saturday, 21 January 2017, 6:20 pm
  • Let’s ask Bethy how to proceed …….

    Saturday, 21 January 2017, 12:35 am
  • this is terrible. why you call the sheriff, they get paid to handle this stuff. i know it sucks but nothing in that car is worth your life. even if you are justified in shooting and you shoot back and kill these guys shooting at you, it ends up being a long court battle and the family comes out of the woodwork suing left and right. its a no win situation and stress.

    Friday, 20 January 2017, 9:08 pm
    • Yup

      Saturday, 21 January 2017, 10:38 am
  • This stuff is getting out of control around here.

    Friday, 20 January 2017, 3:45 pm

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