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Deputies: 22-year-old man shot and killed at Avon Park basketball courts

Law enforcement says an murder investigation is now underway after finding Lawan Burns' body.

AVON PARK, Fla. — Deputies say a 22-year-old man was found shot and killed at a basketball court early Saturday morning in Avon Park.

At 12:53 a.m., authorities arrived at the basketball courts on Fred Conner Street and located Lawan Burns, the Highlands County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. Burns had reportedly been shot multiple times. 

Law enforcement says a murder investigation is now underway.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Highlands County Sheriff's Office at 863-402-7200. People can also leave anonymous tips with Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS, or by visiting their website. 

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