Young man shot, killed in Lakeland


LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – A 21-year-old man died at the hospital after being shot multiple times early Sunday morning in Lakeland, police said.

The shooting happened at 1315 W 14th Street at the at Lakewood Terrace Apartments after 4:30 a.m. Lakeland Police officers responded to the location after reports of shots fired. They found the victim, Jean Makenson Deroche, 21, lying in the parking lot next to his vehicle.

Deroche had been shot multiple times, police said. He was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Detectives have no suspects at this time, they continue to investigate.

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