Sheriff Judd: Visiting uncle kills nephew, self in Polk City

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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder-suicide incident that happened Saturday in Polk City. 

Deputies said a couple from Kentucky, who were in town visiting their adult nephew and his wife, got into an argument while they were out to dinner. The couple returned to their nephew's home and the arguing continued.

Sheriff Grady Judd said the nephew was fatally shot by his uncle when he tried to intervene in the argument. The uncle also shot his nephew's wife when she ran over to him, Judd said.

The uncle, who hasn't been publicly identified, then turned the gun on himself. 

Deputies said the nephew's wife was taken to Lakeland Regional Health for her injury. No further details have been released.