TAMPA, Fla. — A SWAT situation in a Town 'N County neighborhood ended Thursday afternoon after a barricaded man committed suicide, officials said.
- 2 females shot early Thursday at Town 'N Country home
- Both in stable condition at hospital
- Barricaded man committed suicide during standoff
Deputies converged on the neighborhood, near West Longboat Boulevard, just north of Hillsborough Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. The Sheriff's Office sent out a robocall about the situation around 6:30 a.m.
Hillsborough Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski said authorities responded to two females who suffered gunshots wounds early Thursday.
A 30-year-old woman was shot in the leg and a 40-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder. They were rushed to an area hospital in stable condition, Lusczynski said.
Lusczynski said authorities worked for more than five hours trying to get the alleged gunman to surrender.
"Our first priority is to get that individual to surrender," Lusczynski said. "Without any further harm."
Negotiations with the barricaded man continued until 12:30 p.m. when he stopped answering the phone.
After many failed tactics to get the subject out of the house, authorities sent robots into the home and discovered the man dead inside.
During the press conference, Chief Deputy Lusczynski released a few more details on the incicdent.
According to authorities, the alleged gunman had a romantic relationship with one of the women who was shot.
Authorities have not released the names of the two women or the man who committed suicide.
Early this morning, neighbors said they heard gunshots before a SWAT team took neighborhood residents out of their homes for their safety.
Longboat Boulevard West between Hillsborough Avenue and Memorial Highway was shut down for hours during the active situation.
The investigation remains ongoing.