One dead after shots fired on Fox Mountain Rd.

Published 12:48 pm Monday, July 17, 2023

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Homicide investigation underway


POLK COUNTY—Police say a person was found dead on Monday morning due to gunshot wounds. 

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At around 11:30 a.m. this morning, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Fox Mountain Road after receiving a call about shots being fired. When they arrived at the scene, deputies confirmed one person was deceased from gunshot wounds, and are treating the investigation as a homicide.

Detectives are currently working on the investigation and there will continue to be a large law enforcement presence in the area throughout the day. At this time investigators do not believe there is any threat to the community. 

Police ask residents to avoid the area if possible. Anyone with tips on the investigation should contact Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 894-3001.

This story will be updated as details become available.