|Published:||Jun 21, 2012 11:50 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 21, 2012 11:54 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Community leaders say this so-called "subculture of violence" needs to end right now.
The Lee County NAACP tells us they have never seen crime in Fort Myers this bad and considered calling in the FBI to help police solve this crime spree.
James Muwakkil,President of Lee County NAACP says this was just an idea.
He's now leaving the investigating up to local law enforcement and asking the community to help.
In the past week, three people, including a pregnant teen have been shot to death in public places and that's what has people scared.
Johnny Carter told WINK News he's afraid to leave his home because there's so much violence in his neighborhood.
Police say the victims were targeted, however they have not released a motive for the crimes.
Investigators at FMPD are working their sources to help capture the suspects responsible for the series of shootings and killings.
In each incident a teen or young adult has been involved.
This is why the NAACP is urging people to stop the violence by speaking up and coming forward.
"Begin to talk each other out of violence. When you know your friend is going to commit violence don't be silent about it," Muwakkil said.
If you have information about any of the shootings this past week, police want you to call them.
You can contact FMPD at 321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD.
Tipsters can remain anonymous.