Investigation continues into Sanford drive-by shooting

- The mother of a teenager shot in the head during a drive-by incident says he's recovering but is having trouble seeing out of one eye.  Meanwhile, police are on the hunt for the person who fired the shots.

Shaun Merrill Jr., 16, is in stable condition in the hospital after being shot in the head, during the drive-by shooting.  Sanford police continue to look for answers and have increased patrols out of concern for the safety of others.

Police say the teen was hit while lying in his bed after bullets went through his window.

"The home where the 16-year-old was injured was specifically targeted, so that's where investigators are concentrating," explains Sanford Police spokesperson Bianca Gillett.

Investigators say they have been called to the home five times since April -- four of them were disturbance calls and one was for alleged battery.

Investigators say a neighbor's surveillance camera recording is not clear enough to get a description of the car.  They say this was the third shooting in as many days. 

"We're not able to determine whether or not the three instances are related in any way," Gillett adds.

Shaun's mother says they're in the process of setting up a fund to raise money for his medical expenses. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). There's a reward of up to $1,000.
 

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