A man is in custody after a Thursday morning shooting on Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard left one person dead and another hospitalized in Fort Myers.
The Fort Myers Police Department began investigating the scene on Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard near Manor Parkway around 5 a.m. The condition of the surviving victim is unknown for now. The man killed was 34-year-old Darrel Sanders.
One neighbor named Cierra saw police swarming the house and neighbors running up and down the street in the morning and knew something was happening. When WINK News told her someone had been shot and killed across the street from her home and that another was in the hospital with gunshot wounds, she was terrified.
Cierra was a little relieved, though, when she learned FMPD had a person of interest detained.
“It’s scary,” Cierra said. “It’s one of those scary… because it’s like, you don’t ever want to be in that endangerment zone. Because then you’re, like, if it’s in that area, how far is the area gonna go?”
Raymond Anderson III was the man detained by FMPD. He faces charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
“Got to lock my door; I got to remember that,” Cierra said. “And my nephew’s got to remember that because we always have to lock the doors. Always lock your doors. Even your car doors because there’s people that will just run up in there.”