Spring Hill Shooting leaves one man dead, gunman talks with authorities

SPRING HILL, Fla. - Hernando sheriff's deputies were called to a rental home at 5337 Freeport Drive in Spring Hill following a report of a shooting overnight.

When they arrived, they found 28-year-old Mitchell Ingle with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was transported to the hospital, but died a short time later.  

The shooter, who has not been identified, contacted the sheriff's office shortly after the incident and was cooperating, according to investigators..
"All parties involved, anyone who saw or heard anything, is being interviewed as we speak," explained Sheriff's Spokesman Jennifer Celt.

"So I'm very, very, very shocked," said Annette Myers, whose house is just a short distance from the scene of the shooting.  "I didn't hear anything last night.  I was home all evening, my son was here, the dog didn't bark so I'm very alarmed."

But at least one neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, said he wasn't surprised.

"There's always so much stuff going on in this house," he said.  "There's always people running around.  There's cars up on jack stands and I mean, you know, they're not their cars.  There's people coming in from all over the place."

In fact, many remembered that this is not the first time this house has had so much attention from the authorities.

"Yeah," recalled Ms. Myers, referring to an incident last fall.  "They had some paint cans and things down in the driveway and police were there and people in suits, FBI, Hazmat."

Whether that incident has anything to do with the overnight shooting is not known, nor is it known if the dead man lived there or was simply a visitor.

As detectives interview all concerned, they will make a determination as to what charges, if any, will be filed as they discuss this case with the State Attorney.

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