LAKELAND, FL (July 3, 2022) – On Saturday, July 2, 2022, at approximately 4:47 p.m., uniformed patrol officers responded to the Big Oaks Apartments, located at 1586 Big Oaks Drive, in reference to a shooting. At the scene, officers located a 24-year-old male victim inside an apartment with a gunshot wound. Officers immediately began securing the location and providing assistance until emergency medical responders from the Lakeland Fire Department and Polk County Fire Department arrived. The victim was transported to Lakeland Regional Health, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives responded to the scene and began processing evidence and interviewing potential witnesses, including the multiple people who shared the apartment. Although very early in the investigation, it does not appear to be a random act.

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The name of the victim is withheld in accordance with Marsy’s law. There is no additional information available at this time. When available, additional information will be provided by press release.


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