Woman injured in shooting at Horizons Apartments in Fort Myers

Reporter: Justin Kase Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Fort Myers police respond to a shooting at Horizons Apartments on Summerlin Road in Fort Myers Thursday, May 6, 2021. Credit: WINK News.

Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shooting with injuries at Horizons Apartments in Fort Myers Thursday evening.

According to FMPD, a woman was taken to the hospital to treat a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Police responded to the shooting just after 5 p.m.

Investigators say eight gunshots were fired outside the apartments during what they believe was a domestic situation, and a woman was shot in the foot.

The scene and the complex are on Summerlin Road just south of the fork with Boy Scout Drive.

Neighbors say this is a tight-knit community, and the mother who was shot has five children.

β€œThe woman that I know, she’s a good person,” Doral Morrison said. β€œShe doesn’t get into trouble; the kids are well taken care of. I just don’t know what happened.”

β€œI even babysit, help with her kids. They call me grandma,” Jenise Davis said. β€œI’m thankful for everything. That they didn’t get hurt, the kids.”

Police are searching for the suspect but are not ready to release his name yet.

β€œThis was not a random event,” Sgt. Glenn Thompson said. β€œI’m fairly sure that we have the right people named that we need to worry about.”

The woman and her children are on the minds of neighbors who were close with them, and the she is expected to recover.

β€œI hope this doesn’t happen again,” Morrison said. β€œIt’s a very safe community. The kids are always outside playing, and thank God they weren’t outside playing today.”

Police did say the suspect got away from the scene in a silver car.

It’s unclear how close the bullets came to other apartments in this neighborhood or Summerlin Rd.

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