Spring Hill, Florida -- Hernando deputies say the suspect who shot a man four times in Spring Hill has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The situation began Tuesday morning at a home on Siam Drive. William Donald Stelling was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after being shot multiple times.Investigators believe Stelling's neighbor, Thomas Brocato, was the shooter.

Members of Hernando SWAT responded and surrounded a home in the area of Siam Drive and Landover Blvd, believing Brocato, 58, was inside.

Around 1:20 p.m., Hernando SWAT deployed chemical agents into the residence, which is when they noticed a strong smell of gasoline coming from inside. About an hour later, deputies entered the residence and found Brocato dead on the second floor.

He appeared to have doused himself in gasoline and then shot himself.

Another neighbor, Matt McCabe, tells 10 News he never liked Brocato.

"Since he moved in, he's been giving problems to everybody," says McCabe. "He's been giving this guy that he shot problems all the time."

Two Hernando schools,Spring Hill Elementaryand Challenger K-8, were placed on lockdown as a precaution as investigators searched for Brocato. The lockdowns have since been lifted.

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