Pregnant woman, 2 men shot in Sanford drive-by

Investigators find evidence of at least 30 gunshots in shooting


SANFORD, Fla. – A pregnant woman and two men were struck in a drive-by shooting early Wednesday morning in Sanford, police said.

The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. on West 14th Street when a car drove by a group of people standing in a yard and someone in the vehicle opened fire.

A bullet grazed the pregnant woman's head, according to investigators.  Her boyfriend said she was struck while sitting inside a vehicle.

Two men, one of whom was struck in the leg, also suffered gunshot wounds, police said.  All three had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Sabrina Freeman, who says she was driving a car when the shooting occurred said she dropped to the floor and hit as bullets whizzed past her head.

"Just thankful to be alive, that's pretty much it," Freeman said. "Just thankful to be alive."

There was no description of the shooter or shooters, according to investigators.  Sanford police said, however, that they were searching for a silver, gray or gold Toyota or Honda.  Police said law enforcement officers have been told to use extreme caution if they locate the culprits, who may be armed with handguns and automatic weapons.

Witnesses watched investigators mark up to 50 bullet casings outside the home.

The shooting happened just a block away from a shooting on Monday in which a 17-year-old was found injured in the street.

It's unknown if the shootings are related, but a similar vehicle was spotted in both incidents, police said.

Residents in the neighborhood said they are angry about the violence.

"I don't like it point blank period cause my grandchildren stay here," said resident Marry Scott.

Anyone with information about the shootings is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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