Hernando deputy fires at subject carrying apparent firearm

- Deputies in Hernando County say they were forced to shoot a man who was openly carrying a gun. 

They say the man was awake and talking when he was taken to the hospital.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says it got a call from employees at a business about a man openly carrying a firearm.

When deputies got there, the man was gone so they searched the nearby area. 

When they found the man, they asked him to show his hands, but he refused. He then pulled his hands around his body and showed what deputies say looked like a gun.

A deputy fired at the man. 

The sheriff's office said it would not release further details about the shooting as an internal investigation is underway, per standard procedures.

Roads in the area of Marble Avenue and Antelope Street in Spring Hill were closed as the initial investigation was conducted.

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