Bartow police search for masked murder suspects

9:16 AM, Apr 6, 2013   |    comments
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Bartow, Florida -- Bartow police are looking for suspects after masked men shot and killed one person and injured another early this morning.

At around 3:45 a.m. Bartow police responded to a reported shooting in the area of 1155 Britts Lane.

There, they found two people shot.

Tommy Johnson Jr, 27, of Bartow, was taken to Lakeland Regional where he died.

Kenneth Thornton, 34, also from Bartow, was taken to Bartow Regional with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators say two masked suspects shot the victims.

So far they don't the motive and no specific suspects have been identified. 

This investigation is still in the early stages.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bartow Police Department at 863-534-5034 or crime stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.



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