The woman and the girl killed, boy injured, house on fire, man arrested

RIVERVIEW, Fla. Deputies responding to a call about shots in Florida found a man runs through a burning house where a woman and two children had attacked.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s statement says the woman and a young girl were fatally shot and a boy was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The man, they said, was initially cooperative, but turned combative after deputies confronted him.

Deputies first spotted on the woman’s death outside a neighbor’s door early Monday in Riverview, near Tampa. When they saw the flames next to the door, and found the other victims inside. She said the girl was about 9 and was found to have died, the upper-body wounds. The boy was about 11.

The sheriff’s statement says the delegates are of the opinion that all involved are in custody.

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