Shots fired in Fort Myers neighborhood; police seek information

Reporter: Andryanna Sheppard Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Shots fired reported in central Fort Myers.

Fort Myers police are investigating reports of multiple shots fired in the area of Fountain and C streets in Fort Myers.

The City’s ShotSpotter system picked up multiple shots fired in that area shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses say people were running down the street and shooting. Another witness said they had just walked inside their home when they heard what sounded like 6 or 7 shots being fired outside.

Michael Mitchell and his brother ducked and hid when they heard multiple, loud gunshots too close to their front lawn. He says before the gunshots, he saw a pair of men yelling at each other.

“Some young guys that were living down there at the dead-end street,” Mitchell said. β€œThey left on bicycles, and I seen the one that had on the black tank top, black shorts, and one was just popping his gun off.”

Police think this was an isolated incident, and they are working on the tips and leads they have currently to find the shooter.

“He didn’t shoot at me, but I guess he was frustrated about something,” Mitchell said.

Anyone with information about this investigation, call Fort Myers Police Department at (239) 321-7700 or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477, where you can remain anonymous.

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