HUDSON, Fla. — An ongoing dispute between neighbors in Hudson escalated into a fatal shooting Tuesday evening, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

According to the agency, at 8:17 p.m. deputies were called to the 12000 block of Victory Drive in connection with a shooting.

Upon arrival, they learned that the escalation occurred when one of the neighbors entered the property of the second, a 66-year-old man, physically battered a female resident on the 66 year old's property and threatened him.

Investigators say the 66-year-old man then went back into his house, retrieved a firearm, went back outside and warned the neighbor several times to leave his property.

When the neighbor did not comply, the 66 year old shot him. The neighbor, who the Sheriff's Office has not yet identified, was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The investigation is ongoing.