TAVARES, Fla.—Tavares Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was shot multiple times Saturday night and officers are hunting for the person responsible.
Around 8:35 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 call stating a male had been shot and was lying in a yard in the area of County Drive and Highland Avenue. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the area and located the man who was suffering from several gunshot wounds, TPD Public Information Officer Courtney Sullivan said.
“TPD’s Criminal Investigations Division has responded to the scene and is working diligently with their CSI and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office CSI,” according to Sullivan.
Preliminary information indicates the shooting is an isolated incident.
“There is no threat to the community,” TPD Chief Sarah Coursey told Inside Lake Saturday night.
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to an area hospital for treatment but did not survive his wounds.
“He was transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries,” Coursey said.
If you have information on the incident, call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS