Multiple people shot at Plant City business

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According to initial reports, at least two or three people have been shot, but there was no immediate word on their conditions.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating a shooting at Bliss Enterprises on Knights Griffin Road in Plant City.

Richard Paul Bliss, 49, died at the scene. Investigators say Bliss shot the 2 men, then he was shot/killed by their family member who heard the shots.

Duncan, 43, died Monday evening at Lakeland Regional Hospital where he was taken after the shooting. Friends tell News Channel 8 Duncan was a "gentle giant" and a generous person who tried to help those in need. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

A third man is in stable condition, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

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One of the men was living on the property as a tenant and he had an ongoing dispute with Bliss surrounding his being asked to vacate the premises several times in the recent past, Colonel Donna Lusczynski explained in a press conference on Monday.

"It was over being on the property".

She says deputies are still looking into whether or not law enforcement was notified about the dispute before the shooting on Monday.

Deputies from both the Hillsborough and Polk County sheriff's offices were initially called because the location is close to the county line.

We're working to gather more information. But the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office has jurisdiction and is investigating.