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2 shot in their Maitland home during armed burglary

Police investigate shooting on Bobtail Drive

MAITLAND, Fla. – One person was killed and another was injured late Sunday night inside their Maitland home during a burglary, police said.

The double shooting was reported around 11 p.m. in the 1900 block of Bobtail Drive.

According to Maitland police, officers were called to the area for armed burglary and found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds. A woman was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition while the other victim died at the scene, records show.

According to neighbors, the victims are a couple, though that's not yet confirmed by police.

Neighbors told News 6 they heard several gunshots.

"I was getting ready to go to bed and I heard a couple of loud bangs," said Scott Henderson. "Maitland PD was all over the scene. Many many cops were running around."

“I definitely heard two, then it seemed like a bit later I could hear three that was not as close,” said neighbor Larry Mockabee.

Officers haven’t released the victims’ names.

Monday evening, Maitland Police said the suspected gunman was found dead after a standoff in Seminole County. The man’s name has not been released.

A News 6 crew saw a home security sign outside the victim's home.

Many neighbors said they’re taking precautions to keep their families safe.

“I definitely want to put in ADT and leave the doors locked and not even open it for somebody that me and my wife don’t know,” said neighbor Sriram Lakkimsetti.

The Maitland Police Department said an investigation is ongoing.


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