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Man, 65, Goes on Shooting 'Rampage' After Served Eviction Notice

A sergeant arrived at the scene and Larry Dennis Hoad fired two shots at the sergeant, who returned fire and hit Hoad twice

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    Newly released surveillance footage shows a shooting rampage in Pinellas County. (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

    A 65-year-old man who was served an eviction notice went on a shooting rampage Tuesday afternoon, wounding a neighbor and opening fire on a Florida deputy, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

    Larry Dennis Hoad shot and wounded a resident in his St. Petersburg triplex, then fired several gunshots at another neighbor's home, the Sheriff's Office said. The rampage was captured on surveillance video released Friday.

    Deputies served Hoad with eviction papers Tuesday morning. A few hours later, the sheriff's office received reports of shots fired in the same area.

    A sergeant arrived at the scene and Hoad fired two shots at the sergeant, who returned fire and hit Hoad twice. Hoad was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries. He remains in critical condition.

    The injured resident, 30-year-old Shawn Smith, was hospitalized in critical condition for "several" gunshot wounds, the sheriff's office said.

    Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Hoad was on "a violent rampage looking for more victims. We are very fortunate that Hoad did not kill a deputy sheriff."

    He faces three counts of attempted murder and two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.