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Shots fired investigation at Fort Myers apartment building Tuesday night

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 19:06:37-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police investigated a shots fired report Tuesday night but were unable to find any injured victims or witnesses.

According to the Fort Myers Police Department, officers responded to the Park Villa apartment building on Royal Palm Boulevard at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers secured the scene and attempted to locate witnesses. There were no reported injuries and there is no danger to the public.

However, neighbors tell Fox 4 that they heard nearly a dozen gunshots. They said some bullets went through their apartment windows and walls. They showed us the shattered glass on their car windows left by those bullets, too.

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Damage from gunfire at Park Villa apartments in Fort Myers on January 14, 2020.

Lisa Williams has lived at Park Villa for four years and immediately thought the worst when she heard the gunshots last night. “Anybody could’ve gotten killed. Anybody. We have kids out here, older people,” she said.

Williams added the shooting traumatized her 3-year-old granddaughter. “She’s been up all night screaming and hollering. She can’t sleep. She’s scared of fireworks. When she heard it [gunshots], it just scared her so bad," she said.

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Damage from gunfire at Park Villa apartments in Fort Myers on January 14, 2020.

Ziv Realty which owns the apartment complex told Fox 4 they will not comment on the shooting.

The investigation currently remains open.