Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shooting at Mahogany Beauty Salon along Fowler Street Saturday morning, where a responding officer apprehended a gunman after shooting him. At the scene, the officer then responded to a woman with a gunshot injury, who is also the gunman’s wife. Neither the names or health status of the gunman or his wife are currently released by FMPD.
According to FMPD, around 11:30 a.m., the first responding officer was confronted by the suspect, who began firing. The officer returned fire, striking the shooter.
The officer then immediately began life-saving measures on the shooter and requested EMS.
As officers examined the area of the shooting, they found the shooter’s wife who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Both the shooter and his wife were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital by EMS.
The first responding officer was uninjured and placed on paid administrative leave, per FMPD policy.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been contacted and will be investigating the officer-involved shooting.
FMPD is still investigating and say more information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Fowler was blocked for several hours at the scene of the shooting and has since been restored to normal traffic flow.
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We have a crew on scene and will continue to update this story as we learn more.