• Arrest made in Orlando drive-by shooting; Victim talks to WFTV


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police arrested a man in connection with a drive-by shooting that sent a young mother to the hospital Monday.

    Police said they arrested Ryan Herman, 23, and charged him with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    The incident happened near the intersection of Prince Hall Boulevard and Solomon Drive.

    Yerda Grady said her daughter, Latoya, had just left the family's home and was walking down the street to a friend's house when the gunfire erupted.

    "I heard like five gunshots," said Grady.

     About two minutes later, a boy came to her door and said her daughter had been shot.

    Latoya Grady suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

    "I saw a white Dodge Impala, rushing down the street, just shooting," said Latoya Grady. "He didn't care where he was shooting at, he was just shooting."

    The victim's two children were in a nearby home that had bricks thrown through the windows and was riddled with bullet holes in the drive-by.

    Police said it's a miracle they weren't injured.

    "It was terrifying, very terrifying. And when I went to the door I just seen the guys running off," said Latoya Grady.

    Detectives said they believe the drive-by shooting was the result of an ongoing neighborhood dispute, involving a person Latoya Grady was walking with.

    Investigators don't believe she or the children were the intended targets.

    Latoya Grady said she didn't know she was shot until a neighbor pointed out the blood.

    "I didn't even know I was bleeding until I sat down and the man in the front yard said, 'Baby, you shot,'" she said.

    Yerda Grady said she wants the violence to stop.

    "At first, they couldn't tell me if she was alive or dead, but I just want it to stop," she said. "And just stop being foolish. Kids need to stop all this shooting. It's dangerous just to walk down the street."

    Herman will face a judge Tuesday.

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