Gunshots disrupt family event at Brooks Park, 4 hit

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – A family celebration at Brooks Park on 50 S Road was cut short by gunfire, which sent at least four people to Lee Memorial Hospital on Sunday evening, a source said.

Family members were celebrating the birthday of a loved one who died last year when about 12 men approached the party and a fight broke out before 6 p.m., family members said.

Four people were shot and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, witnesses said.

About 15 Lee County deputy cars were seen at the park early Sunday evening. Deputies were still speaking with witnesses late into the night.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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