14-year-old found shot after police receive calls about loud music and crowds

Winter Haven police say they heard gunshots when responding to 911 calls about music and crowds in the area of MLK Blvd and 3rd St NE.

As the crowds quickly began to disperse, a 14-year-old boy ran up to one of the them, explaining he had been shot. Police say the boy had a gunshot wound in the area of his armpit.

The boy was taken to the hospital with what police called non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined three vehicles and a residential structure had also been struck.

Detectives continue interviewing witnesses and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Maldonado at 863-401-2256. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-TIPS (8477). They may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.