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Shooting investigation under way in Suncoast Estates

By Staff | Jul 10, 2012

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting in Suncoast Estates in North Fort Myers.

Officials received a 911 call at 5:04 a.m. Tuesday and sent deputies to 8190 Breeze Drive where they found a white male shooting victim in his 20s on the ground outside of the residence.

A witness there told deputies a black male wearing a white shirt and red pants had fled the scene. The shooting victim was transported to the hospital via trauma alert where he remained in critical condition Monday afternoon. His identity has not been released.

Deputies established a perimeter and K-9 and Aviation units responded but the shooter was not located.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were told it appears the victim and the suspect knew each other and were in an argument in the driveway just before the shooting occurred.

Detectives are still attempting to identify the man described by the witness and would like to speak with anyone with any information on his identity or this shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office