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Drive-by shooting investigation on Sumter Drive in Fort Myers

Posted at 7:16 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 10:18:28-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- We're following breaking news in Fort Myers where investigators are looking for a suspect in an overnight drive-by shooting.

This happened at Sumter Drive near New York Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Fort Myers Police confirmed to 4 in Your Corner Tuesday that 40-year-old Antonio Thomas was wounded by gunfire and rushed to the hospital for non-lethal injuries.

Witnesses described seeing a white Kia Soul or similar vehicle fleeing the scene.

Investigators say they believe this is an isolated incident.

Anyone with information on the incident is ask to contact Detective Vincent Doyle at (239) 321- 7742 or

Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), online at or by submitting information on the P3Tips mobile app.

This was the second shooting in Fort Myers on Monday. Police say someone was shot near Fowler Street and Winkler Avenue on Monday afternoon. Officers say that victim was hit in the leg, but they're expected to be okay. An investigation is underway to learn who fired the shot and why.