A shooting in the small east Florida town of Inglis, about 100 miles northwest of Orlando, left three people dead and another person critically injured on Thursday evening.
Levy County authorities said the shooting happened in a home across from the town hall about 6 p.m., according to WTVT
. Police said Walter Tyson, 57, shot and killed his wife, Patricia A. Tyson, and wounded a person described as her boyfriend, Otis Ray Bean.
Walter Scott Terhune, 68, a war veteran who was getting money from a nearby ATM, recognized the sound of gunfire and went to the home to investigate. He reportedly was worried because there were children in the neighborhood.
Terhune was shot in the yard and later was pronounced dead at the scene.
A U.S. Marshal's task force – consisting of Citrus County Sheriff's and Levy County Sheriff’s office deputies and federal law enforcement officials – arrived on the scene and identified Tyson looking out an upstairs window and tried to establish contact with him,
Shortly afterwards they heard a gunshot and later found his body in the house.
said Bean, who owned the home, was taken to the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville by a medical helicopter and was listed in critical condition Thursday night.
"This is a very ... tragic incident for this small community," Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond told The Associated Press.
Authorities said they believed Walter and Patricia Tyson had recently separated.
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