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22-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times On Basketball Courts In Avon Park

Highlands County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred last night in Avon Park.
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. – Highlands County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred last night in Avon Park.

Consolidated Dispatch received a call at 12:53 a.m. about an injured man at the basketball courts on Fred Conner St. When deputies arrived, they found 22-year-old Lawan Christopher Burns, who was deceased.

He had been shot multiple times, according to deputies.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 863-402-7200. Anonymous tips can be left via the HCSO app or with Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (**TIPS on your cell phone) or online at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.

Crime Stoppers tips are always anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $9,500.

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