Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Kenneth City, FL)


An investigation is underway after Sunday night’s triple shooting at a Kenneth City home.

According to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the gunman who opened fire on two people in the home was shot and killed moments later by one of the shooting victim’s son, who lives next door.

Deputies said Gjon Hila, 38, showed up at the home in the 4000 block of 58th Street Sunday night. Once inside, Hila shot and injured 52-year-old Tonin Poti and 38-year-old Gzim Rrgalla.

Authorities said Tonin Poti’s 28-year-old son, Elton, heard the shots, grabbed his own gun and went over to the home.

Elton Poti found Hila still in the home and shot and killed him.

Tonin Poti and Gzim Rrgalla were rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said all of the people knew each other.

KENNETH CITY – A family get-together erupted in violence when a man shot and wounded the patriarch hosting the event and his son-in-law before the patriarch’s son showed up and killed the intruder, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

No one at the home at 4806 58th St., where the party was held on Sunday, was willing to would comment on Monday. The dead intruder was identified as Gjon Hila, 38, who lived about four miles away, at 6351 18th St. N., St Petersburg,

Hila showed up at the home about 8 p.m. and fired upon Tonin Pati, 52, and Pati’s son-in-law, Gzim Rrgalla, 38, who lives nearby at 5790 60th Ave. N. Then Pati’s son, Elton Pati, 28, whose home is directly behind his father’s, came to the home and killed Hila, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said.

Tonin Pati and Rrgalla were transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Barreda said the shooting was the result of an ongoing feud between Hila and the Pati clan. The nature of the feud was unavailable.


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