1 Clewiston shooting suspect at large, 3 others in custody

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Hiram Simpson, 20, photo courtesy of Clewiston Police.

The Clewiston Police Department is looking for three individuals who police consider armed and dangerous.

Hiram Simpson, 20, is wanted in connection with a shooting near the Hendry Regional Medical Center which put the facility on lock down Tuesday night, according to police.

Hiram Simpson, 20, photo courtesy of Clewiston Police.

Three other suspects, Joshua Penton, 15, Carlton Rush, 15, and Aarieoun Little, 16, have already been taken into custody.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 500 block of West Aztec Avenue.

Police say a botched home invasion and robbery led to the shooting. The victims told police they were robbed by the suspects. A struggle took place and they were shot, but are in stable condition.

A 911 caller said she got home, sat on the couch, heard “boom, boom, boom” and ran outside.

The caller is related to a woman who lives right next door to where the shooting happened.

The caller said “All she seen was four black guys getting in a black car and taking off. Very fast, they burned rubber,” But when she ran outside she says she was encountered by one of the suspects, Penton, and he’s only suspect police have in custody right now.

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Police say do not make contact with the suspects and ask you call Detective Sargent Clay at 863-228-0468, the Clewiston Police Department at 863-983-1474 or 911 if you see them or know of their whereabouts.

Editor’s Note: WINK News does not normally name minors involved in crimes. An exception has been made in this case since the suspects are considered armed and dangerous by law enforcement.


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