• $1K reward offered in drive-by shooting of Lakeland boy


    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests of the gunmen who shot a Polk County boy on Monday.

    Detectives said Aleek Saint-Aime, 12, was shot three times, while he was sitting on the porch of a home on West 3rd Street in Lakeland.

    “I seen the car coming around the corner and then, ‘pow, pow, pow!’” said Saint-Aime’s cousin, Anthony.

    Saint-Aime is recovering in the hospital after having surgery, investigators said.

    Police believe a school fight may have led to the drive-by shooting.

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