A shooting suspect is dead following a Thursday afternoon incident that forced a road shutdown and school lockdown in Pasco County, authorities said.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the incident started about 3:30 p.m. when deputies closed part of State Road 52 near Meadow Drive in Hudson due to reports of an active shooter in the Gulf Highlands subdivision.
Gulf Highlands Elementary School was placed on lockdown, but authorities stressed that students were safe and that the shooting was in a nearby neighborhood.
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Just before 5 p.m., authorities said the suspected shooter was contained inside a residence. Just after 5 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said the person was deceased.
The situation forced changes in school departure at the elementary school.
A news conference was held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Check back for additional details.