HAINES CITY - Two men are arrested after they tried to shoot a mother standing at her car with her kids inside.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Haines City Police Department responded to several reports of gunshots. Upon investigation, it revealed that a known suspect fired several shots from a rifle at the victim as she stood near her vehicle with her three children inside. The vehicle was struck at least five times from the bullets being fired in her direction in the 300 block of North 19th Street. Police said a suspect encouraged the first suspect to shoot the victim.
A press release said another suspect was arrested and both of them were involved in an argument earlier in the evening with the victim at a different house, when it escalated and one of the suspects held a gun to the lady's head and threatened her. The victim left the scene and traveled to another area where both suspects arrived and fired the shots at her and her children.
The suspects fled the scene in a white Chevy Malibu which was later recovered but the suspects could not be located. Arrest warrants were issued on suspect one and he is identified as Alexander Soto, 21 of Haines City. He was later arrested for four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in public and shooting into an occupied vehicle. The second suspect was arrested for four counts of aggravated battery on a person with use of a deadly weapon.
No one was injured.
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