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Boy injured in Bradenton drive-by to remain in hospital for weeks

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Manatee County sheriff's deputies are still investigating a weekend drive-by shooting that injured a 4-year-old boy.

The boy will have to stay in the hospital for almost a month after being struck in the head Saturday, deputies said. Doctors expressed concerns about his vision, according to the MCSO report.

Deputies say someone in a vehicle fired several shots at the home where the boy lives with his mother.

Investigators say they believe the home was specifically targeted, and it's possible the shooting was related to gang activity.

One of the bullets entered into the bedroom window, striking the boy. No one else was injured. There were two adults in the home at the time.

Detectives are looking to talk to Horatio Papillion, who they said was a person of interest in this case.

They ask anybody with any information on this case and Papillion to contact Detective Darryl Davis at 747-3011, ext. 2535 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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