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Man found dead after deputies respond to shots fired in Lake County

Deputies conducting death investigation

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Tavares man was found dead after deputies responded to reports of shots fired at a Leesburg residence early Monday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities identified the victim as 35-year-old Joseph Mitchell after finding the unresponsive victim on the 32300 block of Kinne Pearce Road. He was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics arrived, according to deputies.

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All parties involved are cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made, deputies say.

No other information has been provided at this time.

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