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Updated: 06/04/2014 09:48:03AM

Police looking for shooter

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a shooting at an event in Gordonville Sunday that injured a person, it reports.

There was an event called Chunky Sunday at 2671 Richardson Road which is just outside Bartow. People said they told deputies they heard six to eight gunshots near the basketball courts about 8:45 p.m., according to a Sheriff’s Office report. A stray bullet hit the back of a person’s leg as he ran from the gunshots, police reported.

The victim was taken to Winter Haven Hospital where he was treated and released Sunday, Carrie Eleazer, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.

She said the preliminary investigation shows someone was firing a gun into the air and a falling bullet hit the man.

Deputies found out about the shooting from an anonymous tip later that night, she said.

There were up to 1,000 people at Chunky Sunday, the victim told police.

She said deputies, who arrived as the crowd was leaving, estimated there were several hundred people there.

Anyone with information should contact detectives or Heartland Crime Stoppers anonymously at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. or 800-226-TIPS.


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