2 victims, gunman dead in South Florida after shooting over dog dispute

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (WFLA) – Three people are dead, including a suspect, after a shooting at a Port St. Lucie home on Monday.

The Port St. Lucie Police Department tweeted just before 3 p.m. that the situation was contained to one home after an initial report of an active shooter.

According to officials, the shooting is believed to be over a conflict with the shooter’s dog, which had just been deemed dangerous.

Officials said in a press conference there was a hearing for the dog Monday morning. The suspect reportedly went to the victims’ home after the hearing to attack the family.

When officers arrived to the home, they found a man dead outside of the home. A 13-year-old girl was also killed.

The suspect was found dead in a bedroom of the home after exchanging gunfire with officers.

One officer was hit by gunfire, but his injuries are non-life threatening.

No further information, including the suspects’ identity, was released.

Please check back for the latest updates.

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