sco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Wednesday that a 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old brother and then fatally turned the gun on himself after an argument over food.
The shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. in Hudson, a community in suburban Pasco County about an hour north of downtown Tampa.
During a news conference Wednesday evening, Nocco said the teen used a handgun during the shooting in the family’s mobile home.
The three brothers were home alone eating dinner when an argument over food broke out.
“This is a horrific scene,” Nocco said. “This is a nightmare.”
Details such as the victims’ names and how the teen obtained the gun weren’t immediately available.
The three boys lived in the home with their mother and an 18-year-old brother. The mom was at work, and the 18-year-old wasn’t home.
It’s not yet clear who owned the gun, Nocco said.
The wounded 16-year-old called authorities, Nocco said. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and the teen is being treated at an area hospital, a Pasco County Sheriff’s news release said.