FROSTPROOF, Fla. (WTSP) -- Three friends from Frostproof who planned a night fishing trip at Lake Streety, a remote lake in the middle of the woods, were found beaten and shot Friday night.
They drove in two pickup trucks. Damion Tillman, 23, arrived first. When he got there, he was beaten, shot and killed. Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27, soon pulled up in another pickup truck. They were also beaten and shot, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Rollins survived long enough to call his father for help. His dad knew where the friends were fishing and sped over to the area. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Rollins was able to say a few things to his father, but detectives are keeping that information confidential for now.
When emergency crews arrived, all three men were dead. Judd said they were "massacred."
Detectives believe there was more than one murderer. It's unclear if the three victims knew their killers.