Gunman shot to death at Plant City business

Lester Mason
March 13, 2018

Sometime during the discussion in the office between the three men, Bliss shot the other two with a gun. One is in stable condition, the other is in critical condition.

The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday when officers were called to reports of an active shooter at Bliss Enterprises, a barn-manufacturing company which is located on E Knights Griffin Road.

Deputies have not released the names of the wounded men or the person suspected of shooting Bliss.

The relative who shot Bliss is reportedly cooperating with authorities.

One person was killed and two others were injured following a workplace shooting that resulted from an ongoing dispute, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.


"Upon hearing the shooting, a family member came into the office and shot Mr. Bliss", Lusczynski said. The Sheriffs Office gave their ages as 44 and 45.

Deputies from Hillsborough and Polk counties arrived and found Bliss dead.

Officials said Richard Paul Bliss, who would have turned 50 today, was living on the property and had been asked several times to leave. At some point, authorities say, Bliss took out a firearm and shot both men.

The family-owned company describes itself as "Central Florida's largest quality builder of pole barns, horse barns, and garages".

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