When the Lakeland Police have certain breaking news they send an alert to the media. It’s always just the information LPD has that covers the facts as they’re known. It includes instructions for further contact, and gives the media an idea when additional information might be forthcoming.
About 30 minutes ago LPD released they were investigating a shooting that occurred about 4:30 am. According to the report four men were drinking at a home on the 300 block of Doris Drive. An argument started, and the resident of the home, Christopher Thomas Morgan (22), shot Steven Burke (24) and Joshua Britton (21). They and the final of the four, Kevin Michael Kirk (20), all left the residence in a vehicle and drove near the Lockheed Martin and called for help. Britton and Burke were transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center where Burke later died. Britton is currently listed in serious condition.
The notice also reports that no charges have been filed against Morgan, who is represented by council, Rusty Franklin.
No further data is available, and LPD plans to not comment further until tomorrow morning.
update: 4:25 The Ledger now has it up.