Two teens, shot, injured in the Cape
Cape Coral Police are investigating a Sunday night shooting that sent two Fort Myers teens to the hospital.
The department’s investigation began after police received a call of a shooting at 2213 N.W. Embers Terrace at 8:30 p.m.
The caller saw a car described as blue Toyota Camry or Corolla drive from the area, eastbound on Northwest Embers Terrace. Arriving officers found a 14-year-old teen with a gunshot wound to his face and back. A firearm was found on the ground near the teen, who was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A perimeter was set up around the area and the Aviation Unit responded. Officers then found an injured 19-year-old man hiding in the bushes in the 100 block of Southwest 17th Place. The man had a gunshot wound to his right calf and was also taken to a local hospital.
Public Affairs put out a Ping4alert for the incident. Forensic personnel responded and processed the scene. Investigative Services Bureau Major Crimes Unit detectives responded and took over the investigation, which is ongoing.
“This is an active investigation and our detectives are working to apprehend the suspect(s). This was an isolated, narcotics-related incident between known parties and is not a random act,” said CCPD spokesperson Lieutenant Dana S. Coston in a prepared statement.