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Love affair may have sparked clinic shooting in Pasco County

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A love triangle may have sparked a shooting at a doctor's office in Pasco County.

According to reports released by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Dr. Lenny Linardos apparently sent text messages to Jamie Velez, 33, saying he was having sex with Velez's girlfriend.

On Monday, Velez stormed into the West Coast Spine and Injury Center in Holiday and got into an argument with Dr. Linardos.

Dr. Linardos shot Velez three times in an act of self defense, according to his attorney.

Velez remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Dr. Linardos was not arrested after the shooting. Investigators don't expect to file charges because they say it appears to be a case of self defense.

Earlier this week, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Velez had previously made threats to Dr. Linardos over the phone and may have feared for his safety.

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