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Double homicide leaves neighbors shocked in Lehigh Acres

Posted at 11:43 PM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 23:43:36-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Neighbors were left shocked and fearful for their lives and their children's lives, after a double-homicide late Friday night on Park Rd. in Lehigh Acres. Neighbors say they heard arguing between two men, before listening to rounds of gunshots. 

“We just heard gunshots, like really, rounds, maybe from eight to ten shots and my kids just ran to my room," said one neighbor describing the moment her husband and four children crowded into a bedroom to keep themselves safe. 

The victims of the homicide were Sam Jones, 22, and Eric Young, 18. Neighbors say arguments could be heard before police busted windows into the home. 

“They [were] constantly always in argument at that house, so we try to avoid it," said Ami Zielinski, a neighbor that lived one house down from the incident. 

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the victims of both families have been told. The suspect has not yet been identified and this is an ongoing investigation.