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Hernando deputies investigating deadly shooting in Spring Hill

HCSO: shooter cooperating with detectives
HCSO investigating deadly Spring Hill shooting
Posted at 11:27 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 08:20:04-05

SPRING HILL, Fla. -- Hernando deputies responded to a deadly shooting around 8:15 p.m. Monday in Spring Hill. 

The shooting happened outside a house on Villa Road near the corner of Courts Court. 

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office tells ABC Action News, everyone involved in the shooting has been accounted for and there is no danger to the community. 

One man is reported dead and HCSO spokesperson Denise Maloney says the alleged shooter is cooperating with detectives. 

Investigators have not said what led up to Monday night's shooting or releasing any details about the people involved. 

"Well, it puts you on edge. A little unease," said neighbor Chris Darby. 

Darby and his family were outside hanging up Christmas lights around their home when the shots rang out.

"Me and my wife heard three gunshots after an argument, at that point we came to the corner and heard the lady screaming," said Darby. "My wife called 911, cops came." 

ABC Action News spoke exclusively with the family of the victim. They've identified him as 28-year-old Brad Scott.

Mother, Marjorie Williams, says her son had been acting strangely and hallucinating after a series of seizures. Her middle child was only in the state to help her move back to their native Indiana.

She says she saw him loudly knocking on the neighbor's doors and windows asking for help and claiming someone was following him. That's when she said he was shot dead on the spot.

“He was beating on your door," she cried out, "He was beating on your window why would you take my baby’s life like that?"

She questions why the family reached for the gun instead of the phone to call 911.

ABC Action News reached out to the family of the shooter to get their side of the story. They denied the request.

A spokesperson with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office says no one has been arrested and calls this an isolated incident. They say they need to further investigated and contact the state attorney's office before releasing more information.