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Police: Winter Haven 21-year-old shot through window while in his bed

Posted: 11:25 AM, Oct 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-01 15:25:03Z

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A 21-year-old has died after police say he appeared to be shot through a window while he was in his bed over the weekend.

It happened on Saturday at about 4:30 a.m. when officers responded to a call of multiple gunshots in the area of Ave. V NE and 5th St. NE As they were responding, another call was received reporting someone had been shot at 502 Ave. V Ne.

When officers arrived, they said it appeared shots had come from outside through a window.

21-year-old Darnell Powell was found on a bed inside the residence with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Officers began to render aide, but Powell died of his injuries.

Police say this does not appear to be a random act.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed and callers could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $3,000.