Shooting sparks manhunt in 2 Central Florida counties

Deputies searching for gunmen in Lake, Sumter counties

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - A Sumter County shooting has sparked a manhunt through two counties for the gunman responsible on Friday morning.

Sumter County deputies say the shooting occurred in the area of 4th Street in Webster. The victim, identified as Kevin Smith, was driven and left at a Circle K with a gunshot wound.

Smith was airlifted to Ocala Regional Hospital.

Deputies said they chased the car into Lake County in the Marion Oaks subdivision when the people in the car left the car and ran away. Authorities are searching the area by ground and by air.

A week earlier, deputies said shots were fired in the same area and an arrest was made in that case on Thursday. It is believed those shootings may be connected.

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