1 killed, 2 injured in Plant City workplace shooting

1 killed, 2 injured in Plant City workplace shooting

Richard Paul Bliss, 49, shot and wounded two men in an office at Bliss Enterprises, deputies said, then was fatally shot himself.

Law enforcement sources tell News Channel 8 that deputies are canvassing the shooting scene and the area surrounding it, trying to determine if there is a suspect on the loose or if everyone involved is already accounted for. One was reported to be in critical condition and the other in stable condition.

The relative who shot Bliss is reportedly cooperating with authorities.

Colonel Donna Lusczynski said the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute about the two additional males living on the property.

@HCSOSheriff confirms Richard Bliss was shot and killed at his family business, Bliss Enterprises, following ongoing dispute with 2 men he asked to leave their property.

Authorities say a relative of one of the men who was shot heard the gunfire, came into the office and shot Bliss. He was in an office at the company at about 4 p.m. Monday having a discussion with two men, when detectives said he shot both men.

The victims, ages 44 and 45, were transported to a hospital.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in Plant City.

Bliss Enterprises is a family owned construction company that has been building barns since 1982.

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