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Detectives investigating shooting in Avon Park

Crime/Public Safety Posted by: Reposted by Central Florida Cities on Apr 23, 2024 11:32AM

Detectives investigating shooting in Avon Park

Posted on Fri, Apr 19, 2024, 11:30 AM EDT

AVON PARK -- Highlands County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a shooting that took place in Avon Park last night. 
 
A call to the Consolidated Central Dispatch Center at 8:27 p.m. advised that there was a fight among several people in the area West Pleasant Street and Byrd Avenue. Shortly after the initial call, it was reported that shots had been fired. 
 
Deputies arrived and found that one person had been shot. The victim was airlifted to a regional hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
 
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 863-402-7200 or email detectives@highlandssheriff.org.
 
Tips can be left via the HCSO app or with Heartland Crime Stoppers on their P3tips app or by calling 1-800-400-TIPS (8477), dialing **TIPS on your cell phone, or visiting www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and clicking on the “Submit A Tip” button. Crime Stoppers tips are always anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.
 

SOURCE: Highlands County Sheriffs Office

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