People in Lehigh Acres dealt with a weekend of crime with two separate shootings injuring two people. To start the week, the community suffered the loss of a community member to a shooting. The Lehigh community is looking for change and for the senseless crime in their neighborhoods to end.
The killer of Trenesa Roberts in Lehigh is on the run Monday night.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office does not believe the three shootings that happened on Robert Avenue, 3rd Street and Quentin Avenue in Lehigh are related.
There is still a deputy presence in Lehigh more than 15 hours after a shooting claimed Roberts’ life.
There is still no word on who the killer is.
Most people in Lehigh said they are scared.
“Lehigh has always been unsafe,” neighbor Hussein Delawar said. “There’s a lot of activities going on. Every time you drive by, cops are running all over the place, early in the morning, middle of the night. You’re sleeping in the middle of the night, and you hear sirens.”
Delawar lives in a gated community in Lehigh, but the walls don’t make him feel safer.
“The sirens come from right outside the fence,” Delawar said. “Right outside the fence.”
The shooting on Robert Ave. Saturday left neighbors wanting their own weapons.
“I’m about to purchase a gun for the first time in my life,” James Robertson said.
The shooting on 3rd Street left neighbors too afraid to show their face but ready to protect themselves as well. Neighbors said they own legal weapons, ready to protect themselves if needed. Delawar believes more can be done to end this line of recent crimes.
“There are a lot of things they can do,” Delawar said. “They can have more cops on the streets over here and more surveillance.”
Deputies are investigating the ninth homicide in Lehigh alone. More than half are still active investigations.
“Every morning you just take a chance,” Delawar said.