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Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in an Attempted Murder investigation.

At approximately 4:15 am, on Sunday, May 19, 2013, several gunshots were heard as two dark colored vehicles passed a residence at 3660 Avenue U NW in Winter Haven.

During this incident, a female victim was shot in the abdomen. Both vehicles then fled the area in a west bound direction on Avenue U NW.  The victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for her injuries. 

The two vehicles were described as:

1)    A full size dark colored SUV

2)    A dark four-door car with small spoiler  

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Loder at 863.297.1100, or 863.298.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 5/19/2013