Police: Florida man kills ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend, tries to kill self

The incident happened just before midnight along Gibson Road, which intersects with Beach Boulevard.

Police say the shooter killed his ex-girlfriend's lover before turning the gun on himself.

Crime scene technicians worked inside the home for several hours, trying to figure out what exactly happened during the shooting. 

Ted Hornoie-Centerwall has lived in the neighborhood for 11 years. He says this is the first time something like this has happened.

“I’m in shock...just and disbelief if you weren't a credible person I wouldn't believe you,” Hornoi-Centerwal said.

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Police say they were called to the home around 11:40 Friday night. That’s when a woman called saying her house was being broken into.

Sgt. Michael Paul of the JSO Homicide Unit says “She reported that her house was being broken into by an ex-boyfriend and that the ex-boyfriend had shot the current boyfriend then turned the gun on himself.”

Action News spoke to one neighbor who didn’t want to show her face. She says she heard it all.

"I mean all I heard was a gunshot around 11:30. That's all I heard,” the neighbor said.  

Police say the man believed to be the ex-boyfriend was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.

“Came up to the outside and lots of police cars fire trucks and ambulances,” the neighbor said. 

Throughout Saturday morning officers went in and out the home looking for clues. All while the people living in this neighborhood came together for support.

“Just our thoughts and prayers are with them during this troubling time,” said Erik Smith, a neighbor. 

Neighbors tell Action News that while the shooting is very concerning they still feel safe in the neighborhood. 

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