Four shot, one killed in Polk home invasion

Crime scene tape is up around a home in Lakeland, where detectives say two gunmen shot four people -- one fatally -- in an apparent home invasion robbery.
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Lakeland, Florida -- One person was killed and three others in what appears to be a home invasion robbery in Lakeland.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says just before 9 p.m. Sunday, two armed men arrived at a residence on Chase Road, and demanded money. They then fired multiple rounds, hitting four people. One of the victims, 20-year-old Kody Zawalski, has died.

The other three victims were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where two are in critical condition and the third has minor injuries.

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Deputies say it appears the residence was specifically targeted by the suspects, who remain at large.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863.298.6200, or anonymously at 1.800.226.TIPS.