Shooting left one dead

On Dec. 5, at approximately 9 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the parking lot area of Kentucky Avenue and 10th Street, Clewiston, where they found a man lying on the ground surrounded by a crowd of people.

Individuals that were present were administering first aid to the victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel responded to the scene and transported the man to Hendry Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries. Deputies were then notified of a second victim who had been transported to the emergency room, who did not appear to have been injured

Deputies identified the deceased as 26-year-old Donald Johnson of Clewiston.

At this time it is unknown what may have led to the shooting of Johnson.

Anyone with any information regarding this homicide is asked to call the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Investigator Dan Scowden, at 863-674-5600 or 863-805-5000; or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), where you may become eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.

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