HHPD Says Fatal Shooting Could Be Suicide Pact

Female Victim Is Deceased, Male Victim Seriously Injured

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UPDATE:  The couple involved in the shooting are identified as Ayadilis Chalas and Alec Almanzar.  HHPD said the video shows Almanzar "placed the firearm against Chalas' left temple and fired a single round into the side of Chalas' head.  The round went through Chalas' head and then entered into the right side of Almanzar's head."

Almanzar was still conscious when paramedics arrived.  He was transported to Halifax Health and underwent emergency surgery and is sedated at this time.  
 
The video surveillance shows that both Chalas and Almanzar attempted to end their lives together with one single shot of the firearm.  

Holly Hill, FL - A fatal shooting at the Hot Shot Shooting Range is under investigation by the Holly Hill Police Department (HHPD). Officers responded at 5:29 p.m. today (October 7) to the business on Nova Rd. for a person shot call. They found the female victim deceased in the shooting range and a man that had sustained a gunshot wound to his head.  He was transported to Halifax Health in serious condition.

HHPD Public Information Officer Chris Yates says that the shooting is in the preliminary stages of investigation. Security video inside the range shows the two victims arriving together then renting a firearm and a firing lane. In the firing lane, the video shows them standing together. At this time, Yates said it "appears to be a mutually agreed upon suicide pact between the two individuals."

Yates said no further details are being released at this time, including the victims names and that all  parties involved in this incident are accounted for.