AVON PARK, Fla. - Highlands County deputies are investigating two separate shootings where the victims involved 16-year-olds, they said.
The first shooting occurred Monday around 6 p.m. at the American Car Wash on Hal McRae Boulevard in Avon Park. Detectives said they are searching for 24-year-old Johntravious Perry as a person of interest.
The 16-year-old victim, a male, was airlifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with information on Perry's whereabouts is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit at (863) 402-7250 or Detective Melissa Kurtz at (863) 991-5044, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The second shooting occurred Wednesday around 2:26 a.m. Dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a 16-year-old male who was shot at 1029 Hal McRae Loop in Avon Park.
He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is expected to be OK.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 863-402-7250 or Detective Dewayne Kelly at (863) 402-7823, or email email@example.com.
Anonymous tips for either shooting can be submitted by contacting the Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.
As of Tuesday afternoon, detectives say they don't believe the two shootings are connected.