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Shooting Investigation

UPDATE 1/31/23
LAKELAND, FL (January 31, 2023) - Chief Taylor will provide an update on the shooting investigation at 11:00 AM today at the Lakeland Police Department, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave.
Please email mediarelations@lakelandgov.net if you plan to attend. The update will also be streamed on the LakelandPD Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

LAKELAND, FL (January 30, 2023) - The Lakeland Police Department continues to seek information related to a shooting that took place at approximately 3:43 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023 near the 900 block of N Iowa Avenue. In partnership with Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida, a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida:
  • Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
  • From your cell phone, dial **TIPS
  • Or visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip,"
  • Or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.
Tipsters will always remain anonymous when sending a tip through Crime Stoppers.
LAKELAND, FL (January 30, 2023) - Officers and Detectives with the Lakeland Police Department are currently investigating a shooting investigation involving multiple victims. Officers were called to the location near Iowa Avenue North and Plum Street at approximately 3:43 p.m. today. At this time we believe there are nine victims, two with critical injuries and seven with non-life-threatening injuries.
Chief Sam Taylor will be available to brief the media at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeland Police Department, 219 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland. Please email mediarelations@lakelandgov.net if you plan to attend.