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Arrest made in shooting of Mirror Lakes hot dog vendor

Family says victim undergoing surgery
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Posted at 4:33 PM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 13:32:39-04

UPDATE 6/1: Lee County deputies confirmed an arrest connected to the Tuesday afternoon shooting in Lehigh Acres that injured a hot dog vendor.

Lee County Sheriff's Office officials identified the suspect as 25-year-old James William Gonzalez. Deputies say Gonzalez was seen running from the victim, Kelvis Maiguel, who was working at a food stand at the Mirror Lakes shopping plaza.

Gonzalez was captured with the assistance of a K-9 officer. He has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and resisting without violence.

The case remains under investigation. Meanwhile, family members tell us the victim has already undergone one surgery and is scheduled for a second surgery Thursday.

Our original reporting continues below:
Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms a person was taken to the hospital after a shooting at Homestead Road South at Milwaukee Boulevard.

Investigators say it happened near the major intersection on Tuesday afternoon just shortly after 3 p.m.

Lee County Sheriff's Deputies were on scene at a popular shopping plaza, The Mirror Lakes Retail Center on the 600 block on Homestead Road South, the same address listed as a local hot dog businesses, though deputies tonight can not confirm any further information.

Community members were not wanting to speak on camera but are wanting more answers as to who was shot at the location and who pulled the trigger.

Dozens of deputies were on scene and could be seen questioning potential witnesses. After heavy rain fall a crime scene unit arrived on scene and a K-9 unit could also be seen searching the surrounding areas.

We have reached out to the Lee County Sheriff's Office and are still waiting for more answers at this time.