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Three charged with firing guns in Fort Myers on New Years Eve

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 14:37:43-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police say technology and teamwork helped them take guns off our streets on New Year's Eve.

Officers say that around 11:30pm, they received a Shotspotter alert of shots fired on Minnesota Drive.

Video surveillance also reported three men loading a rifle on top of a vehicle.

Officers arrested 45-year-old Travis Blanks, 51-year-old Willie Blanks and 39-year-old Corie Church.

Investigators confiscated guns and several rounds of ammunition. They also found spent bullet casings and more live ammunition.

They were all charged with discharging a firearm in a public area.

Blanks was also charged with possession of firearm by a convicted felon.