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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Parts of MLK Blvd Shut Down Due To Fatal Shooting

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12:52pm UPDATE from WHPD:

On July 4, 2022 just before midnight, Winter Haven Police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
As officers arrived, they found one male shot. Officers started life-saving measures to the victim who was transported to the hospital ultimately succumbing to his injuries.  Two other males were found at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  
Preliminarily, it was discovered that a pop-up block party occurred bringing a very large crowd to the area. 
“With the large crowd in attendance, somebody knows something,” said Chief David Brannan. “I implore anyone who knows any information to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers.”
A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers. Anonymity is guaranteed.
* Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
* From your cell phone, dial **TIPS
* Or visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”
* Or download the free “P3tips” app on your smartphone or tablet.
You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

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Morning update:

Winter Haven, Florida –

The Winter Haven Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that took place Monday night resulting in the death of one person and two others injured.
The shooting occurred along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd between 2nd St NE and 5th St NE. A large crowd had gathered in the area when the shooting occurred.
This is very early in the investigation and no further information is available at this time. 
Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers. Anonymity is guaranteed.
* Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
* From your cell phone, dial **TIPS
* Or visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,” 
* Or download the free “P3tips” app on your smartphone or tablet. 
You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.

** UPDATE **
MLK Jr. Blvd is now shut down from 2nd St NE to 5th St NE

** TRAFFIC ALERT **
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd is shut down from 1st St. N to 11th St NE until further notice.
Drivers must find alternate routes.

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