A house invasion that a Florida sheriff called as “targeted” strike resulted in the deadly shooting of a lady who was in bed with her two small children early on Tuesday.
After 2:30 a.m., a guy knocked on a door in New Port Richey, a city located north of Tampa, the Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a press conference.
According to the sheriff, a woman who was dozing off on a couch in the front room was startled by the knock. A masked guy forced the door open as she stood up and leveled a revolver at her, according to Nocco.
He then went into a bedroom and turned on the light, according to Nocco.
When the light turns on, she witnesses the suspect approaching the door “says he. She rises to sit. Don’t shoot me, she says as she sits up. Then the suspect shoots her with one bullet. She tumbles from the bed. Another bullet is fired at her by him, hitting her.”
According to him, none of the little children under the age of 12 were hurt in the incident.
Investigators were looking for the gunman after he ran from the scene.
Anyone in a connection with the lady will be questioned, said to Nocco, who said he is unsure at this time if the shooting was domestic-related.
This guy was obviously a target, Nocco said.
He said that the mom, the two children, and mental health counselors are receiving treatment.
Assuming these young children went trick-or-treating yesterday night, Nocco said, “I can guess they went to bed a bit later, like all the kids did last night.” “But it’s awful to be awakened, to have a suspect enter, put on the light, and kill the person who was in the bed with them. That’s the only term that comes to mind.