Lehigh Acres Shooting
On January 25, 2018 at 7:07 p.m., deputies responded to a shooting at Veterans Park, located at 55 Homestead Road South. Upon arrival, they discovered a male victim had been shot at one of the basketball courts, which is operated by Lee County Parks and Rec. The victim was promptly transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident. Though a school, Veterans Park Academy for the Arts, is nearby, investigators reiterate that the shooting did not take place there, and that neither the victim nor the witnesses work at or attend the school.
Veterans Park Academy for the Arts was on temporary lock down earlier this evening, but the lock down has since been lifted and deputies say the present scene poses no danger to the area.