Two High School Students arrested for Lake Padgett drive by shooting

PASCO COUNTY, FL – After an investigation, two individuals are in custody regarding the drive by shooting in the Lake Padgett Estates area of Land O’Lakes on Saturday.

The suspected shooter, an 18-year-old Land O’Lakes High School student, was charged with five counts of attempted homicide and an additional count of shooting from a vehicle.

The suspected driver, a 17-year-old who resides in Hillsborough County, was charged with five counts of attempted homicide.

“We thank our community for their support and assistance in identifying these individuals. The abundance of tips received from those in the Land O’Lakes area helped lead to the swift conclusion of this investigation,” the Pasco Sheriff’s Office said. “We are committed to keeping our children and young adults safe at school and in our community.”

Out of an abundance of caution, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office will still have an increased law enforcement presence at Land O’Lakes High School.