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Young Lakeland boy found after alert issued

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says they've found a 7-year-old boy who was reported missing out of Lakeland.

Deputies were looking for Innocent Destino III, who was last seen with his father, 28-year-old Innocent Destino, Jr..  The elder Destio is armed and dangerous and has an open warrant in connection to a shooting investigation, they said.

Destino Jr. and another man, 24-year-old Mitchell Scott, got into a fight Thursday, according to deputies.  They say Destino got out a gun and shot Scott twice in the lower right leg and foot.

Scott was treated and released from Lakeland Regional Medical Center.  Witnesses say Destino fled the scene with his son.

As of 4:20 p.m., the sheriff's office says the 7-year-old was found unharmed and was in the process of being reunited with his mother.

Destino Jr., meanwhile, is still at large. There is an active warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and child abuse.

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