Friend of Cape Coral shooting victim: "He didn't have any enemies."

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 18:27:32-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Cape Coral man struggles to come to grips with a deadly shooting rampage that took the life of a former co-worker, Sean Strickland.

Sean Strickland's friend, Marc Coachman, first heard of his friend's murder with a phone call from work.

"My boss called me and said hey, 'Sean Strickland- I got a phone call about him,' and I thought it was about him maybe possibly wanting to be hired and use me as a reference."

If only it where about a reference. The phone call was to tell Coachman his friend and former co-worker, Sean, was among those killed in Sunday night's rampage.
Strickland was working at the Circle-K along Cape Coral Parkway when he was reportedly gunned down by 31 year old Christopher Moran.

Police say Moran shot five people; of those 5 two of them were killed in three different locations.

Coachman says there definitely wasn't any connection between the shooter and his friend Sean.

"He didn't have any enemies," Coachman said. "He didn't have any enemies! I can most definitely say that."

Coachman tells Four In Your Corner Sean was a charismatic part of the team at the Public where they used to work together.

"He was a personality," he said. "He could be serious at times but he was just the life of the party. He walked in and it was 'Hey, Sean! Sean!' And I would be like 'Woah, I'm here too guys. But that's who he was."

Who he was is how Coachman wants him to be remembered; not as a victim of someone who he believes was deeply disturbed.

"I'm pretty sure that this person had some mental things going on that maybe wasn't diagnosed," Coachman said. "No one does this type of heinous crime without having some type of mental health issue."

While Coachman waits for answers, he says he'll be holding on to the memories of the Sean he grew to know and love.

Four In Your Corner also spoke to Sean's family who says they will be holding a vigil for Sean in the upcoming days.