UPDATED: One dead, one hospitalized following shooting in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A woman is dead and a man hospitalized following an incident at 5:05 p.m. on Southeast 58th Drive (Larkee Lakes) on Friday.

The investigation also seems to involve other locations.

While few details are available at this time, the Okeechobee News has confirmed that a female shooting victim is dead.

According to information available at 7:30 p.m. Friday, it appears that S.E. 58th Drive was primary shooting scene.

According to reports, a white male fatally shot a white female around 5 p.m. The 9-1-1 call about the shooting came in at 5:05 p.m. The woman  died at the scene.

According to the reports, the shooter ran from the scene and was engaged at another location by deputies where gunfire was exchanged.

The alleged shooter was shot by one of the deputies, and disarmed. None of the deputies were hit in the gunfire exchange.

The shooter was airlifted to Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce.

A third person, a witness, is being interviewed by Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office has officially classified this as a murder investigation.

No new information has been released as of noon on Saturday, July 30.

The Okeechobee News will bring you more updates as they become available.



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