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Lakeland shooting suspect turns himself in, 2nd teen sought

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D'Angelo Johnson turned himself in to police late Thursday night.

Lakeland Police tell News Channel 8 that Johnson shot a 15-year-old outside a gas station Saturday in a drive by.

Police are still looking for 16-year-old Dante Williams, the suspect in a different Lakeland drive by shooting, also Saturday.

Four teens have been shot in the area since the weekend. The latest shooting happened Thursday night.

Lakeland Police spent several hours Thursday evening questioning two teens seen driving a car that matched the description of a car connection to an earlier shooting of a 15-year-old.

Shyhiem Morris was shot while outside of a Chevron station on Memorial Boulevard near North Ruth Avenue at 4:45 Thursday.

“As I was grabbing for my bag off the counter I heard a loud pop. I thought it was a sign or something that got slammed down, then there was a little pause and then there were about three or four more pops,” said Morris’ mother Lakeisha Jones.

Morris was hit in the lower back and airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.

“They just shot at my cousin and the vehicle my cousin was in earlier part of this week,” said Jones.

Lakeland Police tell us that 4 teens have been shot since Saturday, all within a few blocks of each other.

“We know the first two were gang related. The second juvenile that got shot, both of those two were 15 were and in a gang,” said Gary Gross with LPD.

LPD has stepped up patrols and gang initiatives. Thursday night an officer on patrol spotted a car matching the description of the one leaving the gas station where Morris was shot. Police spent hours questioning those teens, but released them.

Police are not depending on surveillance footage to give more insight into who shot Morris.

“Hopefully this bullet won't move and hit his spine,” said Jones as she left to be by her son’s side.

If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

Candace McCowan contributed to this report.

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