Deputies search Coastal Village Sunday night
Published: Monday, August 1, 2011
Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 12:08
Around 11 p.m. last night Lee County deputies flooded Coastal Village apartments looking for an alleged shooter.
The sheriff's office received a call at 9:41 p.m. The caller informed officers that they heard multiple gunshots in the area and saw two masked men.
A helicopter and canines were on scene searching for the shooter and the masked men until shortly after midnight.
"Our people are kind-of baffled by it. It is a strange call," said Sgt. Stephanie Eller, spokeswoman for the Lee County Sheriff's Office. "If there was a crime we definitely want to make sure that we work it."
There are believed to be no injuries, Eller said.
Eagle News has requested the police report and plans to have more information regarding the incident soon.
"I locked all the doors and am staying inside, I don't feel safe," said Gabby Nicotra, an FGCU student and resident in Coastal.
If students have any information about the shooter or the masked men they are asked to call Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Coastal Village is located at the 1900 block of Skidmore Way.