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Homicide Investigation - Monroe St

UPDATE: On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Lakeland Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 1000 Monroe Street at approximately 9:24 p.m. When officers arrived on scene they found a female victim inside a residence with gunshot wounds. The 25-year-old victim was declared deceased at the scene by Polk County Fire Rescue at 9:29 p.m. The victim's three young children were also in the residence at the time of the shooting but were not injured. All are under the age of eight. They have since been reunited with family members. It is unknown where in the house they were at the time of the shooting.
This is still very early in the investigation. Detectives are continuing to follow up on leads and interview witnesses. If anyone has any information related to the case, please contact Detective Hathcock at tammy.hathcock@lakelandgov.net or 863.834.6975. To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers - call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477), visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip," or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.
Lakeland Police are currently working a homicide investigation related to a shooting that took place near the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue in Lakeland. Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. last evening. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found one adult female victim.
It is very early in the investigation, and detectives are actively working to gather information from witnesses in the area. If anyone has any information related to this case, please call 863.834.6966.
No additional information is available at this time. An update will be provided later this morning.