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Murder-suicide attempt near Gospel Island Road

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Two flown out to trauma centers

A man stabbed a woman several times Monday before fleeing and attempting to commit suicide, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff's office reportedly received a call shortly before 7:30 a.m. a potential domestic-related stabbing in the Gospel Island community.

The suspect allegedly fled the scene in a White Ford Explorer after stabbing the woman multiple times, according to a CCSO release.

Deputies caught up with the suspect on Gospel Island Road near E. Allen Drive when they heard a shot fired.

According to the report, at that point, the man had lost control of the Explorer and crashed into a tree, apparently after an attempted suicide.

The stabbing victim and the suspect were both airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.