Doctor's office shooting investigated as self-defense case

HOLIDAY, Fla. - A shooting at a Holiday doctor's office that left a man in critical condition is under investigation as a self-defense case, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives said that on Monday morning, Jaime Velez, 34, arrived at the West Coast Spine and Injury Center off U.S. 19 armed with a gun.

Velez confronted Dr. Lenny Linardos who was also armed. Investigators say the argument escalated and Linardos shot Velez.

It's believed the two men were involved in some sort of domestic dispute.

Velez was still in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation continues.

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