|Published:||Dec 23, 2012 10:22 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 24, 2012 8:42 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - As last-minute shoppers crowd the Edison Mall, the shooting of 25-year old Thomas Arthur Goodman is still fresh is many peoples' minds.
Fort Myers resident, Kade Wildman, was at the mall last year when he heard gunshots.
"I was just walking through and it sounded like the shots came from inside the mall," he said.
Goodman was shot outside the Macy's and JCPenney entrance.
"I went around the corner and saw all the police and everything. Everyone was ducking and diving. I was actually like 30-feet from the door where it happened," said Wildman.
Fort Myers resident Tony Outten was back at the mall with his family on Sunday buying last minute gifts. He was also shopping at the mall last year when he heard gunfire.
"Yeah I remember it. It was crazy. A lot of people screaming. A lot of police, ambulance," he said.
According to investigators, it was an argument that escalated and ended in violence. Police said more than 50 shots were fired.
"It's crazy but what's gonna happen is what's gonna happen. Just have to go on with life," Outten said.
Police believe Goodman was targeted. But, they have made no arrests in the case. Nearly two-thirds of the year's 22 murders in the city remain unsolved.
Wink News reached out to the Edison Mall for comment. They said, "Edison Mall maintains a steadfast relationship and a cooperative partnership with the Fort Myers Police Department, and continues to work closely with them to execute pro-active security strategies that result in a secure shopping experience."
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