LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — Two people were rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting in Largo on Wednesday.
Largo police were called to an active shooting at Stout’s Auto Service, located at 1801 S. Belcher Road, on Wednesday morning.
One of the injured men was identified as the shooting suspect, according to Largo Police Chief Mike Loux, and the other was an employee at the auto repair shop.
“We’ve done a preliminary investigation right now, we’ve talked to some of the employees that came out,” explained Chief Loux. “Some of the witnesses that were in the area. Based on how they identified the aggressor in this incident, and being familiar with the two persons that were shot, we’re confident that that was one of the shooters.”
In a news conference, Loux said the relationship between the shooting suspect and the business was not immediately clear.
“There were two people shot, we found at least two firearms on scene, they were on the ground,” Chief Loux said. “But as far as who shot, how many times any individual shot or how many people shot, we don’t know, it’s too early to tell.”
Police provided few details about the incident, but said there is no ongoing threat to the public.
Aerial footage from Eagle 8 HD showed a large police presence surrounding the business. Belcher Road was closed between Ulmerton Road and 142nd Street, but it has since reopened.
Belcher Elementary School was briefly placed on closed campus status, but it was lifted after officials determined the scene was far enough away that it was not a safety threat.
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