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Shooting at Maryland Fried Chicken in Avon Park Leaves One Person Injured


Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Release:

AVON PARK — One person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a shooting inside a restaurant in Avon Park Thursday, June 21.

Deputies were called to Maryland Fried Chicken at 11:02 a.m. when a 911 call reported the shooting. Multiple shots were fired inside the restaurant but only one person, a 25-year-old man, was hit. The shooting does not appear to be a random act.

Detectives are working to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 863-402-7250 or email [email protected]. Anonymous tips can be made via Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or online at heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers tips may be eligible for a cash reward.


It has been confirmed that one person has been injured in a shooting that accured earlier this afternoon at Marilyn Fried Chicken restaurant in Avon Park.

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of shots fired at Maryland Fried Chicken on W. Main St.

One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There is no further danger to the public.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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