1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Plant City business

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Plant City business

When they arrived, they found the owner of the business, Richard Bliss, deceased from a gunshot wound, along with two additional male gunshot victims. One was reported to be in critical condition and the other in stable condition.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon in Plant City.

Law enforcement sources tell News Channel 8 that deputies are canvassing the shooting scene and the area surrounding it, trying to determine if there is a suspect on the loose or if everyone involved is already accounted for.

According to initial reports, at least two or three people have been shot, but there was no immediate word on their conditions.

The shooting happened at about 4 p.m.at the business on Knights Griffin Road East.

One of the wounded men was living and working on the property but had been asked to leave, Lusczynski said. The Sheriffs Office gave their ages as 44 and 45.

Deputies said a relative of the two men who were injured, had been waiting outside the office and heard the shots. It was not known if the person who shot Bliss will face criminal charges.

The family-owned company describes itself as "Central Florida's largest quality builder of pole barns, horse barns, and garages".

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