Sunday, May 25, 2014
"KISSIMMEE, FL — An attempted murder-suicide has left an Osceola County woman in critical condition, according to Osceola County deputies.
"Deputies said the woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a home on 2632 Lehigh Avenue in Kissimmee and was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
"A man was found dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds in the front yard of the home.
"Deputies said the couple got into a heated argument, and the man pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the female victim multiple times before turning the gun on himself.
"`Right now we do think that this is domestic incident and we are going to talk to the neighbors to see what information they can provide,` said Twis Lizasuain, with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
"Deputies arrived at the home just before 8 a.m. Saturday.
"`Inside the residence they discovered a female, and she has life-threating injuries, and she was airlifted to ORMC,` Lizasuain said.
Steve Coleman and other neighbors were horrified after word spread of the shooting.
"`We went out to breakfast and came back, and the road was closed off and they wouldn’t let anybody in,` Coleman said.
"`Once I saw them arguing, but it was nothing. I didn’t think it was that bad,` said neighbor Harvey Trejos. `I did not think that it would come to this.`
"Other neighbors said they knew the couple had problems.
"`They fought outside, and then they would turn around and make up, and now this,` Coleman said. `Didn’t think it would come to this.`
"Deputies have not released the victim’s name, or the name of the suspect."