NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Pasco deputies are investigating a shooting Monday evening.
Deputies returned fire on a suspect who fired upon them first. The incident occurred at US 19 and Gulf Boulevard.
Preliminary information indicates a 36-year-old man was shot multiple times in the legs by two deputies after he shot at them with a pellet gun.
A deputy was hit in the leg with the pellet gun, but was not seriously injured.
The suspect has been taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The southbound lanes of US 19 are currently closed.