Man Shot in Drive-By Shooting, Likely Drug Related According to Police
NEW PORT RICHEY – Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred in the area of Illinois Ave and Madison Street.
According the New Port Richey Police Chief Kim Bogart a vehicle drove by the victim’s residence and fired multiple shots. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries after suffering a gunshot wound to the lower back. The victim was transported to a nearby trauma center for treatment.
Chief Bogart believes the incident is most likely drug related and that the dispute began sometime last night.
Sources say the vehicle could be a black late model Jeep Grand Cherokee, occupied by at least two black males.
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