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Shooting At Sailwind Apartments Leaves Two in Hospital

Posted May 2nd, 2017

Winter Haven Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left two men in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

On 3-27-17 just before 9 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was received reporting what the caller believed were gunshots at the Sailwind Apartments, located at 350 24th St NW in Winter Haven.

As officers were responding to the scene, two men showed up at the Winter Haven Hospital Emergency Room with gunshot wounds. Twenty-three year-old Johnson Joseph (to clarify, the last name IS Joseph –  LKA 1286 37th St NW, Winter Haven) and 22 year-old Alix Poinvil (LKA 502 Robert Ave, Winter Haven) arrived at the hospital where Joseph was found to have multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen. Once stabilized, he was transferred to Lakeland Regional Health where he underwent surgery. Poinvil had one gunshot wound to his leg. Both men are expected to recover.

It was determined that the two men were at the apartment complex just prior to arriving at the hospital. At this time, the investigation is ongoing as officials continue to interview those at the apartment complex as well as the shooting victims.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.