Community reacts to 2 east Fort Myers shootings
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Well into the day after a shooting in east Fort Myers, deputies were on scene. The lights were still on, where a man lay dying by a Prospect Avenue home.
"If only someone would just talk," said Evelyn Jones, who lives a few miles away.
Residents like Jones are fed up and shocked to find out this wasn't the only homicide Friday night. The other happened two miles away and minutes apart on Kingsman Circle. Two men were shot and one later died at the hospital.
"I'm not putting no blame on the police," added Jones. "I'm putting the blame on the one who's doing the shooting, who's doing the drugs."
Israel Suarez, the director of Nations Association, agrees.
"Is it law enforcement's responsibility to get this under control?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle Sarann to Suarez. "No, the officers can do so much. The officers can do so much and they do a good job."
Because Suarez believes it takes a community to curb the violence.
"If the people see something and say something, they can clean the area. But everyone's so quiet, nobody wants to talk," explained Suarez.
These crimes mark the 22nd homicide in the city of Fort Myers and the 18th in unincorporated Lee County.
"I think it's terrible and it's too bad they can't do something about it," concluded Jones.
As the suspects responsible for these crimes, remain at large.
If you have any information, call CRIME STOPPERS at 1(800)780-tips.