Brooksville Police say George Mason III confessed to the shooting rampage that left three dead

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Brooksville Police released multiple 911 calls made from people hiding inside a Peach Street home as a suspected gunman opened fire, killing three people and critically injuring his half-brother Friday night.

"Police 911," the dispatcher states but no one answers.  The only thing you can hear are three gunshots.

Police are looking for clues and still have no motive behind the murders.

George Mason III is charged with three counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide.

According to police, Mason confessed to the killings after he was hit by a car fleeing from the Peach Street scene Friday night around 9 p.m.

Autopsy results released Tuesday morning showed Jannie Taylor, 81, Ralph Peyton, 29, and Tarasha Townsend all died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

All three were gunned down in the home.

"They're on the floor, they are bleeding pretty bad, please, please," a young woman cried to dispatchers.  "My aunt and uncle just got shot, please can you come?"

Police told ABC Action News Mason drove from his Lutz home along Townsend, who was his girlfriend and mother of his two children, to the home on 820 Peach Street.  The couple frequented the home to visit with family, according to neighbors.

Mason's half-brother, Gabriel Taylor, 33, was also shot in the head but managed to run out of the house and down the block.
 
According to police, Mason ran after Gabriel but was confronted by Townsend in the driveway.  Police say he shot and killed Townsend before firing five more shots at his half-brother.
 
Gabriel was hit by those bullets and fell into the street but survived.
 
"I want to go check on him but I am afraid," a passerby told dispatchers.  The dispatcher told the woman not to do so.
 
Mason then reportedly took off running and was hit by a car.
 
"A gentleman just ran in front of my truck and I hit him," the driver can be heard saying on a 911 call.  "I need an ambulance."
 
Both Mason and his half-brother are recovering at Bayonet Point Hospital.  Police Chief George Turner says they are both stable.
 
Mason broke his legs, arms, neck and back.  He also suffered internal injuries but is expected to survive.
 
Mason, a convicted felon, is well-known to law enforcement and spent time in prison.
 
Townsend's grandmother told ABC Action News Mason would never hurt the mother of his kids and believes he snapped.  She added Mason was having financial troubles.
 
Family members gathered Tuesday afternoon to make funeral arrangements.  Services will be held at the funeral parlor next door to Townsend's grandmother's house.
 
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