Police: Victim targeted in I-4 shooting in Lake Mary



LAKE MARY, Fla. - Lake Mary police said they believe a gunman targeted the driver whose car was shot up on Interstate 4 early Christmas Eve morning.

Kenneth Hunt II, 21, was shot four times in the back and once in the foot while he was driving along I-4 in Lake Mary.

"The weapon being fired at them was a .762. That's a very high-powerful weapon. I'm surprised this young man is still alive," said Lake Mary Police Deputy Chief Colin Morgan.

Morgan said Hunt was targeted.

"We don't have people shooting at people in cars going down the road without intent," Morgan said.

WFTV reporter Karla Ray found out Hunt is one of two dozen defendants in a 2011 drug case that still hasn't gone to trial.

According to court documents, he was arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine and marijuana in Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties as part of a gang.

Ray also found out investigators found a bag they said Hunt ditched near the scene. Inside the bag, they found a gun reported stolen in Volusia County -- they said Hunt tried to the gun.

Investigators found a second gun next to Hunt's car.

"Safe to say this person has enemies that would want to see him die?" asked Ray.

Morgan responded, "He was not bashful about his past and he let us know he had been injured in this manner before."

According to the police report, Hunt also had cocaine on him when he was taken in for treatment. Charges were pending against him for that Wednesday.

Investigators said they were going through surveillance video looking for possible leads.