Boy, 16, dies in Lakeland drive-by shooting

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LAKELAND, Fla. - A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Lakeland late Thursday night, according to authorities.

Officers said when they arrived at West Whitehurst Street they found the shooting victim, Ricky Wright.

Wright was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Witnesses said a blue or gray vehicle pulled up to a home and fired shots from the vehicle at Wright, who was in the yard. The vehicle then fled the area.

According to witnesses, there was more than one person in the vehicle.

Officers said the gunman has not been identified, but detectives are pursuing leads.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-8973.