Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023


At the very least 10 individuals have been wounded Monday afternoon in a drive-by capturing in Lakeland, Florida, police stated, and two are in essential situation.

A dark-blue Nissan four-door sedan pulled up on the scene of the capturing, Lakeland Police Division Chief Sam Taylor stated.

“The car slowed, didn’t cease, and the 4 home windows went down. It gave the impression to be occupied by 4 shooters within the car,” Taylor stated. “They began firing from all 4 home windows of the car and capturing males on each side.”

Eight of the victims have nonlife-threatening wounds, he stated at a information briefing Monday night.

Police consider it was a focused occasion, the chief stated.

The Nissan took off at a excessive velocity, and police are “actively searching for that car now,” Taylor stated.

“We might be out many of the evening making an attempt to determine who these people are within the car,” Taylor stated.

Police discovered a “amount” of marijuana on the scene, which signifies to police that “there was a narcotic gross sales or gross sales of marijuana occurring on the time,” Taylor stated. “Whether or not that’s important or associated to that is unknown.”

The chief stated in his 34 years with the division, he had by no means labored on a case the place so many individuals had been shot at one time.

“That is one thing that doesn’t occur to Lakeland,” he stated.

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