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Police investigating double homicide in Lakeland neighborhood

Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — Lakeland police are investigating a double homicide that occurred near Lake Morton Tuesday evening.

Detectives are canvassing the area near Lake Morton between Mississippi Avenue and Orange Park Avenue for potential witnesses and evidence related to the case.

Police do not believe there is eminent danger to the local neighborhood.

“This is a very nice neighborhood,” Police Chief Ruben Garcia said. “We’ve had very few calls throughout the year here. There’s no reason to be alarmed. The situation is contained.”

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