Published: Jul 10, 2012 6:37 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 10, 2012 12:59 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Early Tuesday morning, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting in the Suncoast Estates neighborhood of North Fort Myers.

Deputies responded to 8190 Breeze Drive and located a white male shooting victim in his 20’s on the ground outside of the residence. A witness at the scene told deputies a black male wearing a white shirt and red pants had fled the scene. The shooting victim was transported to the hospital via trauma alert where he remains in critical condition.

Deputies established a perimeter and K-9 and Aviation units responded to the scene but the subject was not located.

Due to the nature of the incident detectives with the Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. Detectives were told it appears the victim and the suspect knew each other and were in an argument in the driveway just before the shooting occurred.

Detectives are still attempting to identify the black male and would like to speak with anyone with any information on his identity or this shooting.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be made online at, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.