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Person injured in South Brooksville shooting

People living in the area were temporarily asked to remain indoors.

SOUTH BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — One person was shot Thursday afternoon in what the Hernando County Sheriff's Office describes as a targeted attack.

It happened in the area of Shayne Street and Cook Avenue in Brooksville.

The injured person was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. The individual's condition was not immediately clear.

Deputies are searching for a person of interest. People living nearby were asked to remain indoors, although authorities said there was no current specific to the public.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a black sedan speed from the area following the shooting.

Drivers were told to avoid the area around Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Cook Avenue and Shayne Street as emergency crews worked the scene.