Murder Suicide Leaves Three Dead in Wellington Subdivision
Last updated 12/15/2022 at 8:08am
SPRING HILL – Three people are confirmed dead in what officials say is a murder suicide inside the Wellington subdivision.
According to Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, deputies responded to 11071 Heathrow Ave around 2:00 p.m. today, after reports of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the homeowner wanted a certain family member removed from the residence, but they refused to leave. Deputies explained the eviction process and left the residence. Three hours later, deputies received reports of a shooting and returned to the residence.
Sources say the 911 operator heard a woman say, "put the gun down grandpa," and then heard at least two shots. There was no further communication with the operator after shots were heard.
Upon arrival, deputies deployed a drone inside the residence and discovered the victims.
Nienhuis says this appears to be a murder suicide and that all the victims are either blood or marriage related.