17-year-old shot in Winter Haven

9:18 AM, Jun 29, 2013   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police are currently investigating a shooting that resulted in a 17-year-old man being airlifted to the hospital.

On June 29 officers were in the area of the Winter Haven Garden Center where a large crowd was gathered outside after an event at the facility.

As officers approached to disburse the crowd, gunshots were heard. A 17-year-old male was struck in the upper body as he was in the parking lot of the Winter Haven Senior Center, which is directly across from the Garden Center.

The teen was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he is currently listed in serious, but stable condition.

Anyone who has information about this shooting is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward.

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