Drive-by mass shooting in Florida leaves 11 victims injured

Two men have been charged with gun-related offenses in connection to a drive-by shooting in central Florida that left 11 people injured last month. Marcus Dewonn Mobley Jr., 22, was arrested on Monday. He was charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon, according to court records. Nicholas Quinton Hanson, 32, was arrested on Friday and charged with possessing ammunition as a felon. Each could serve up to 15 years in federal prison if convicted.
On January 30, Hanson, Mobley, and others discharged firearms from a blue Nissan Altima. They did so while driving through a neighborhood that was located in downtown Lakeland.
All of the victims survived the shooting. Although the motive for the attack has not been revealed, it has been labeled as a “targeted attack” by officials.
The vehicle was located the following day after police received a tip from the public. Officers were able to identify Hanson and Mobley through DNA collected from shell casings and the recovered car. A loaded 9 mm handgun was also seized from Hanson’s residence.
Alex Greene, 21, was connected to the shooting and was shot by police in Winter Haven, east of Lakeland, on February 6 after a long chase and a carjacking. There were 10 prior felony charges against Greene dating back to 2013, as well as an outstanding warrant for both burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Thousands of dollars in cash, cocaine, marijuana, and a handgun were found in Greene’s vehicle.

Attorneys for Hanson and Mobley have not yet commented on the case.