3rd drive-by shooting hits Lakeland neighborhood

Lakeland, Florida -- If you live in a certain section of Lakeland, be warned, police say there have been three drive-by shootings in two days. In other words, you could be the victim of a stray bullet.

On Saturday, a 15-year-old is shot on Brunnell Parkway near George Jenkins Boulevard at 3 p.m. Another 15-year-old shot was just before 7. Police say those two were gang-related.

But then on Sunday at 6:35 p.m., a 16-year-old was shot in a drive-by while walking in the 800 block of Brunnell Parkway, and police say he might have been the victim of mistaken identity. Police say the vehicle, described as a small silver sedan, was heading north on the road when a witness said they saw a person hanging out the back passenger window with a gun and fire several shots at the teen.

The teen suffered one gunshot wound to the chest and he ran to a nearby family member's house who took him to the hospital. The boy's condition is not known at this time.

There is no suspect description available at this time.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.


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