Lakeland 12-year-old shot during drive-by according to police - WFLA News Channel 8

Lakeland 12-year-old shot during drive-by according to police

Posted: Updated:
LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) -

A 12-year-old Lakeland boy remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds police say he suffered during a drive-by shooting at his home.  Aleek Saint Aime suffered three gun shot wounds according to his mother who didn't want to be identified. It happened at 8:54 Monday night in the 600 block of 3rd Street.  "All I know is I heard like 16 shots, and I ran out of my room, and that's when I saw my son gushing blood," Saint Aime's mom explained.

Investigators say they received 911 calls from family members and neighbors.  "Officers responded and of course found bullet holes in the house, and we did have a 12-year-old that had been wounded," said Captain John Thomason.  "He'd already been transported to the hospital, so we sent units up to the hospital," he said.

Detectives confirmed Saint Aime suffered gunshot wounds to his hip and leg and a more serious injury to his arm.  Investigators are now searching for the person or people responsible who may have driven away in a 1990's model black or silver SUV. 

Saint Aime's mother believes the shooting may have been motivated by gangs in the neighborhood, but police are still investigating those claims.  "We haven't been able to confirm that," Captain Thomason said. "Based on information that we are receiving it does sound like it may be associated with gang activity, and of course that's something that we will look into and we will pursue that."

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

 

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

    Mortgage nightmare for Plant City couple

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:57:42 GMT
    Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning.
    Karl and Vicktoria Hanson thought their foreclosure nightmare was long over. It may be just beginning.
  • Bradenton massage therapist banned from contact with women by state

    Bradenton massage therapist banned from contact with women by state

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:03:21 GMT
    The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.
    The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The order says Holmes "unrestricted practice as a massage therapist with female clients constitutes an immediate serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public
    The Florida Department of Health says it served licensed massage therapist Kevin Joseph Holmes, 60, with an emergency order Tuesday morning that bans him from working with female clients.The order says Holmes "unrestricted practice as a massage therapist with female clients constitutes an immediate serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the public
  • State takes emergency action against Bradenton massage therapist after 8 On Your Side investigation

    State takes emergency action against Bradenton massage therapist after 8 On Your Side investigation

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:09:06 GMT
    Kevin Holmes, massage therapistKevin Holmes, massage therapist
    According topolice records Kevin Holmes, age 60, toldinvestigators the client he gave a therapeutic massage to last month"was an attractive girl, plain and simple."It turns out she was also an off-duty detective, and Holmes said what he did to her was "absolutely inapproriate."
    According topolice records Kevin Holmes, age 60, toldinvestigators the client he gave a therapeutic massage to last month"was an attractive girl, plain and simple."It turns out she was also an off-duty detective, and Holmes said what he did to her was "absolutely inapproriate."
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.