On December 20, 2019, around 10:45 am, Cape Coral Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of NW 18th Ave due to a report of a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a 17-year-old male who had been shot. Due to the injury, he was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital by Life Flight (helicopter.)
Detectives and Forensic Specialists arrived to investigate the shooting, canvass the neighborhood and process the scene.
At this time, we believe that this is a specific, targeted incident.
Schools in the area took precautions and went into locked down procedures. There is no threat to the public at this time.
We have heard about suspects and vehicles that may have been involved. Once we can verify this information, it will be released.