HCSO: All 4 people shot in Avila fire

Tampa, Florida -- The mystery continues in an elite North Tampa neighborhood after a million dollar mansion burned down with four people inside.

On Thursday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office confirmed that all four bodies suffered gunshot wounds. They also confirmed that the father of the family of four who rented the home, Darrin Campbell, did purchase $600 worth of fireworks on Sunday. He also made a stop to the store and bought gas cans. and owned a firearm which was recovered from the home. But the sheriff's office is still not releasing the identity of the four bodies.

There are still plenty of unsolved questions the community wants answered.

"It's the greatest neighborhood, it's safe," says Chris Peifer, who has lived in the elite Avila community, home to celebrities and athletes, for 26 years. "It was hard to believe."

Peifer says he is having a hard time coming to terms with the fact tragedy struck so close.

"It's heart wrenching. I didn't know the family. I'd seen daughter before and she was a beautiful person," says Peifer.

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On Thursday, the sheriff's office confirmed that the bodies are with the medical examiners office and a cause of death could be determined by the end of the day.

"We're just all wanting to hear what the autopsy report has to say," says neighbor Sheila Mauldin.

While neighbors wait for that confirmation and confirmation on the identity of the bodies, the Vice President of Phantom fireworks, William Weimer, confirmed that Darrin Campbell did purchase fireworks on Sunday.

Weimer says Campbell bought six packages of firecrackers and about that many in aerial fireworks. He says the fireworks could have started a fire, but it would have spread slowly, and that the amount of powder inside the fireworks is smaller than the size of an aspirin.


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