WINTER PARK, Florida. – A woman was shot and critically injured and her 15-year-old son was hit in the head during a break-in early Friday at a Seminole County home near Winter Park, deputies said.
“It was very, very quiet and I wouldn’t have even known it was happening,” neighbor John Rushton said.
The shooting occurred around 00:38 in the 3000 block of Bennington Court near Lake Howell.
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The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said police were called to the home and found a woman with a gunshot wound. According to the deputies, her teenage son and two 5-year-old boys were also in the house.
According to deputies, the woman was taken to the hospital in a critical but stable condition.
“My wife will be very, very upset,” Rushton said. “We have been here for 15 years. Very quiet area and I’m a retired firefighter and it’s peaceful. This will make us very upset because it is a very quiet street.”
According to the 15-year-old, three intruders entered the house through a side window and hit him on the back of the head, then shot and killed his mother. According to the sheriff’s representatives, the perpetrators fled and were not found.
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Deputies say three suspects broke into the house and shot the mother while her children were nearby.
Mom is in critical condition, but she is in stable condition at the hospital.
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According to deputies, the teenager received minor injuries. The rest of the boys were not hurt.
Sheriff’s officials said the shooting was not accidental.
No other details were disclosed.
The investigation is ongoing.
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