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2 people arrested following shooting involving Winter Haven officer

The public was not in danger, the agency said.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Two people are in custody following a shooting involving a Winter Haven police officer at around 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, the Winter Haven Police Department said in a news release.

The first officer that arrived at a home on Kings Pond Avenue was speaking with a witness across the street from the home before two men came out of the residence and began shooting at each other, police say.

The officer reportedly then began shooting toward the two men due to the danger to the public near the home.

The shooting resulted in injuries for the two men and both were treated by other officers that arrived at the home, authorities say.

The police department says the two men were taken to a nearby hospital but their condition remains unknown. The officer who shot at the two men was not physically injured. 

Police say the 10th Judicial Circuit Task Force will handle the investigation.

Sheriff Grady Judd made mention of the incident following a news conference about his agency's 21-year-old Deputy Blane Lane, who was shot and killed in a separate shooting early Tuesday morning.

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