Police search for people who fired shots near homes, ballpark in north Cape Coral

Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Neighbors are feeling unsettled after they heard several gunshots ring near them and a community baseball field.

Wednesday, Cape Coral Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in north Cape Coral near Hancock Ballpark. There were no injuries.

Orange circles now sit on the street near neighbor’s homes along NE 23rd Avenue, near the northern portion of the ball field along NE 1st Terrace.

Luisa Garcia heard the bullets fly and saw the police response.

“There were people walking around and told people to stay inside,” Garcia said. “They were searching cars, looking for somebody.”

Police continue to search for those responsible Thursday. Officers originally found five shell casings at the scene, but they missed their target.

“I’ve seen stuff before, but that was scary. That was extremely scary,” said a nearby neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous.

The neighbor who wanted his identity protected told us he heard the shots too.

“We had everybody just go to the back of the house, and I just at the front door, kind of cracking it open,” the neighbor said. “And then my dog busted through and went to the corner here and saw the vehicle. You could see the last muzzle flash inside the vehicle.”

Detectives say they have one lead: Neighbors reported seeing a red pickup truck and two other cars speeding down NE 23rd Ave.

“We found it kind of strange because there was a baseball game right there at the park,” the neighbor said.

Until an arrest is made, the neighbor promises he and his family will stay inside

“I have an 11-year-old, and she plays out here in the front yard all the time,” the neighbor said. “Not this week. This week, she’s in the backyard.”

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