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Two injured in early morning gunfire in Fort Myers

Police investigating gunfire in Fort Myers
Police investigating gunfire in Fort Myers
Police investigating gunfire in Fort Myers
Police investigating gunfire in Fort Myers
Police investigating gunfire in Fort Myers
Posted at 6:37 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 11:13:41-05

**UPDATE (11AM)** -- Police have identified the victims in Tuesday morning's drive-by shooting on Belmont Street.

They say 38-year-old Zarifer King and 19-year-old James Benjamin were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives are actively investigating and are seeking assistance in identifying suspects.  Citizens can call the department at (239) 321-7700 or leave an anonymous tip through tip411 on the FMPD website at www.fmpolice.com.  Plus tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) and online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app. All callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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**UPDATE (7AM)** -- Fort Myers Police have confirmed with Fox 4 that two people were shot and injured early Tuesday morning.

Both victims were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Several bullet holes are visible in the wall of an apartment building and numerous evidence markers are scattered around the scene.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police in Fort Myers are investigating a reported shooting in a neighborhood near Palm Beach and Veronica Shoemaker boulevards.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning near Belmont Street and Polk Street.

Police have not released many details yet, but a Fox 4 crew at the scene reports a large police presence and a person being taken away on a stretcher.

No word on any arrests.

Neighbors say they hear gunshots on a regular basis.