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14-Year-Old Boy Shot In Winter Haven Overnight, Police Seek Leads

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Winter Haven Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night that resulted in a 14 year-old with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday, calls were received around 9 p.m. regarding loud music and crowds in the area of MLK Blvd and 3rd St NE. Officers in the area heard gunshots fired and the crowds started dispersing quickly.

A 14 year-old boy ran up to one of the officers stating that he had been shot.

The boy, who is not being identified, had a gunshot in the area of his armpit.

He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say that during a canvass of the area, it was determined that three vehicles and a residential structure had also been struck. No additional injuries were reported.

Investigators continue to interview witnesses and ask if anyone has information regarding the incident contact Detective Maldonado at 863-401-2256.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $3,000.

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