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Two Men Injured in Shooting, Police Seeking Help From Public

Both Victims Sustained Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

A late-evening shooting Wednesday at a local apartment complex left two men hospitalized and a suspect or suspects being sought by the Lake Wales Police Department.

According to Lieutenant M. Smith of the LWPD, the two victims were sitting outside an apartment talking when they heard a series of shots ring out. They both realized they had been hit, and called for help. They also reported that there had been no prior disturbance or argument prior to the incident.

At approximately 11:44 P.M., the Lake Wales Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at the Garden Apartments, 504 South 4th Street. Investigators quickly determined that the two men had been shot. Shots had also struck a nearby apartment and a parked car, according to police. It is believed the shots came from a vehicle driving through the apartment complex.

Both victims were transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, the shooter(s) have not been identified and the investigation is active.

Anyone having any information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Petkevich at the Lake Wales Police Department, at 863-678-4223. You can also remain anonymous by calling Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). From your cell phone, you can dial **TIPS, or visit the Crime Stoppers website at and click on "Submit A Tip,".

It is also possible to download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet


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