POLK COUNTY, FL. – Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to two locations in Northeast Polk County early Friday morning for a single motorcycle crash and shooting that is believed to have occurred on Interstate 4 in the eastbound lanes just west of the US 27 intersection.
Deputies responded at approximately 12:15 a.m. to what was initially reported as a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on I-4 eastbound near the US 27 overpass where a 33-year-old woman from Brevard County, Florida (a passenger sitting behind the driver) was seriously injured.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 38-year-old man from Brevard County, Florida was not injured.
The woman’s injuries are consistent with falling off the motorcycle and a gunshot wound.
The woman was transported to the hospital.
Deputies also responded at approximately 12:17 a.m. to an injured person, also a motorcycle rider, near the intersection of Lake Wilson Road and Osceola Polk Line Road.
The man, from Osceola County, reported being shot while on I-4. The man was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the shooting(s).
Interstate 4 eastbound was shut down to through traffic at CR557 at approximately 3:30 a.m. The roadway began to reopen at 6:11 a.m.
All three eastbound lanes are open to travel as of 9:30 a.m.
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