SARANAC - Jamie Laporte, the victim of a recent shooting, was improving as of April 14. While still in a coma, he had been upgraded to serious condition, hospital workers said. State Police are continuing their investigation and do not yet know how he came to be injured April 10 at the home of Clark P. Ray. Ray was arrested the next day after a long stand-off with police. At which point, weapons, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in his residence.