A double shooting at a Columbia County home Thursday evening left one man dead and a second in the hospital.
The Sheriff's Office got a 911 call shortly after midnight about an injured person lying on East Washington Street. Deputies found a man dead outside the home, and another man was driven to Lake Shore Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds. That victim was then transported to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville.
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office detectives believe two suspects entered the home about 10:30 p.m. -- at least one of them armed with a handgun. The resident got his own handgun and fired at the two suspects, striking both.
The dead man was identified as 22-year-old Johnnie Collins. Travis Brown, 26, was last reported to be in surgery at Shands.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime scene investigators responded to help with evidence collection. Detectives are still actively working with the resident and potential witnesses to determine why the suspects entered the home armed.