3-year-old killed in Lakeland shooting, police say

LAKELAND, Fla. — Lakeland police say a 3-year-old is among two people who were killed in a deadly shooting Monday night.


Officers responded to an apartment complex on Cambridge Cove Circle in Lakeland around 6:30 p.m. and found the child shot.

First responders were unable to save the toddler.

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Investigators said someone dropped off a second shooting victim to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center for treatment, but that person later died.

A third victim who was shot at the apartment complex was hospitalized, but is expected to be okay, police said.

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Investigators said they believe everyone involved in this case knew one another.

Chief Sam Taylor is expected to release more details at a news conference Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

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