Shortly before 8 a.m. today, Deputies with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Beverly Hills neighborhood in response to shots fired.
Upon arrival, deputies made contact with witnesses and the 62-year-old shooter.
The witnesses said that the shooter was engaged in an argument with the victim, a 32-year-old resident of the neighborhood. As the incident escalated the shooter fired a weapon at the victim, hitting him in the chest.
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the area of West Alamo Drive in Beverly Hills in reference to a shooting.
One individual inside the residence was shot, with another armed and barricaded subject still inside of the home.
Two witnesses to the event had already left the residence and made their way to the safety of the deputies on scene. The shooting victim eventually made his way out of the home and received treatment first by two CCSO deputies on scene, then EMS before transport.
No one should simply shake their head and sadly lament the horrific story of child abuse. Instead of passive despair, let these tragic incidents serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child in Citrus County.
Yes, we can end child abuse. We can end it when we all become advocates for children.