2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in western Hillsborough County, deputies say

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  • 2023-02-08 03:16:00Z
  • By Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Hillsborough detectives are investigating an apparent murder/suicide in the western part of the county, authorities said Tuesday night.

Deputies were called to the scene of a reported shooting at the Waterford at Cypress Lake Apartments, located in the 4700 block of West Waters Avenue near Tampa, shortly before 5 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Upon arrival, they discovered the bodies of two adults "with upper body trauma," the release said.

It is currently unknown how the two people knew each other or what occurred before the shooting, deputies said, but they said they believe it is an isolated incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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