LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - There are new details in the case of a Lehigh Acres shooting case. Police say China Star Restaurant deliveryman Paul Hildreth was pistol whipped and shot in the arm by two suspects who are currently being sought by authorities.
Investigators were initially dispatched to 4702 28th Street Southwest, located near Immokalee and Gunnery roads in Lehigh at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Authorities believe the deliveryman was lured to the neighborhood, assaulted and robbed by the suspects.
The Sheriff's Office, a male and female suspect held him at gunpoint and forced him into a vacant residence. The suspects pistol whipped Hildreth and shot him once. He was taken to Lee Memorial in stable condition.
Sheriff's deputies are continuing their search for the two suspects. The initial search that occurred in the minutes following the shooting resulted in a lockdown of the Lehigh Acres neighborhood, as authorities searched on foot with K9 units. Police helicopters were also spotted over the neighborhood.
Deputies rushed to 4702 28th Street Southwest, located near Immokalee and Gunnery roads in Lehigh at 4:16 p.m., after they received reports that a deliveryman had been shot in the arm. The initial investigation revealed that the deliveryman may have been lured to the neighborhood and robbed by the suspects.
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