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Argument Over Food Leaves Two Brothers Dead

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Am argument over food between three brothers left two of them dead.

On Wednesday evening at the family’s mobile home in Hudson, Florida, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother after arguing over dinner. He also shot his 16-year-old brother, wounding him, before turning the handgun on himself. 

The brothers were identified as 12-year-old Kevin Pimentel, 6-year-old Brady Pimentel and 16-year-old Trevor Pimentel. Their mother, Helen Campochinera, was at work at the time of the shooting and their 18-year-old brother, who lives at home, was not there.

At an earlier news conference, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the argument was over food, but he later clarified that the older brothers were preparing food at the time. Though authorities wouldn’t disclose how Kevin obtained the gun or why he shot his brothers, it was Trevor who called the police.

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Trevor was screaming "I've been shot, I've been shot,” when police arrived at the mobile home. 

Campochinera works two jobs to support her sons and is devastated by the shooting. "The mother is going through a living hell right now," Nocco said. "She doesn't yet know all the details. She can't handle that right now. She emotionally and physically can't handle that right now.”

Trevor is also distraught - his heart rate spikes when deputies try to talk to him about the incident. "You've got a 16-year-old who just saw something horrific, a living nightmare. I would never want anyone to be in his shoes. He's grieving right now. He just lost two brothers," Nocco said.

Deputies said Kevin was in middle school, Brady was in elementary school and Trevor took virtual high school classes as well as attending a technical school.

Kevin’s birthday was supposed to be later this month.

Sources: Orlando Sentinel, Fox News Image via Smabs Sputzer/Flickr