Two teens injured in separate drive-by shootings - WFLA News Channel 8

Two teens injured in separate drive-by shootings

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Two teenagers were injured in drive-by shootings in Lakeland Saturday, the Lakeland Police Department said.

The first incident occurred about 3 p.m. on Brunnell Parkway near George Jenkins Boulevard.

Dayquon Raheem Longs, 15, was a passenger in a vehicle headed south on Brunnell when shots rang out from another passing vehicle. Longs was struck in the left arm. The driver and two other occupants in the car drove him to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Longs' medical condition is unknown at this time.

Shortly after the first drive-by shooting, another passenger in the car in which Longs was riding also was shot.

While detectives were investigating the first shooting, the second incident occurred at Second Street and Jewel Avenue at 6:50 p.m. Saturday.

The victim, Bayshawn Kelly, was standing near the intersection when a vehicle drove by and fired several rounds hitting him in the back and arm. He was flown by helicopter to a Tampa hospital in critical condition.

No vehicle or suspect description was available in either incident.

Both incidents are under investigation. According to a Lakeland police news release, it is unknown if the shootings were gang related.

The police department is asking anyone with information on either shooting to call (863) 834-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.

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