Authorities are searching for three suspects wanted for a Poinciana shooting on Tuesday.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting that left a 19-year-old male critically injured.
According to a Polk Sheriff’s Office report, at about 7 p.m., the Polk Emergency Communications Center received 911 calls in reference to the shooting that occurred outside a Squirrel Court home in Poinciana. According to witnesses, the 19-year-old victim stopped at the home with friends in a white SUV. He exited the SUV and was standing in the front yard talking to a 21-year-old resident of the home when a silver four-door car drove up and parked. Three unknown suspects got out of the car and fired multiple rounds from an unknown style handgun at the parked SUV, striking the victim several times, the report stated.
The silver car then fled the scene, last seen heading northbound on Gazelle Drive. The suspects were described as Hispanic males.
The victim was taken to Poinciana Medical Center by his friends in the white SUV. He was then airlifted to Osceola Regional Medical Center due to the severity of his wounds.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.