LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — One person is dead and another was injured following a shooting on Monday evening.

According to the Lakeland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Providence Reserve Apartments around 5:26 p.m. for reports of a shooting.

When officials arrived, two men were located near the outdoor courtyard with gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to Lakeland Regional Health with critical injuries.

Upon further investigation, witnesses told police that a fight had broken out in the courtyard are just before the shooting took place.

Following the shooting, police stated that the male suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. Since then, officials have identified the suspect and are working to bring him into custody.

According to police, the 38-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries, and the second victim, a 25-year-old man remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Troy Smith at 863-834-8958 or