1 shot near Stars Complex, suspect at large

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FORT MYERS, Fla. A manhunt is underway for an armed suspect who shot a man near the Stars Complex Thursday afternoon, the Fort Myers Police Department said.

The shooting took place around the corner from the complex at 2980 Edison Ave. Officers blocked off the area near Ford Street as they search for the suspect.

The victim came to the complex, where approximately 130 children were inside, for assistance. When he arrived, employees isolated the children in the gym and studios for safety, a city official said.

Police blocked the entrance to the building and cordoned off the lobby, where the victim waited for the ambulance to arrive.

The victim suffered minor injuries, police said. They don’t believe the shooting was a random incident.

All complex activities are cancelled for the rest of the evening as police investigate.

The main entrance and lobby are blocked off, as are complex exits. Parents are encouraged to pick up their children at their earliest convenience at the complex’s West entrance.

Ten school buses scheduled to travel through the area will circle back to the stops affected when the area is clear, the Lee County school district said.

No further information is immediately available.

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