“Worst street in Fort Myers:” Davis Court’s oldest resident has advice for Fort Myers shooters
FORT MYERS, Fla.- It’s being called, one of the worst streets in Fort Myers following recent shootings. Now Davis Court’s oldest resident has some advice for turning his street back around.
Will Davis has lived on Davis Court for 50 years.
Davis just celebrated his 92nd birthday on Wednesday. His wake up call that day was the sound of bullets.
“Hit the wall, then boom.” It’s a sound Davis says he’s used to hearing. “I wasn’t scared.”
A bullet is now lodged in his wall, right next to the spot he watches TV almost every day.
The spray of bullets was meant for 43-year-old Anthony Williams, the seventh person injured in Wednesday’s shooting spree across the city.
Seven people were injured in four shootings on Wednesday, two of them happened on the 2100 block of Davis Court. Williams was shot in the head in front of Davis’ house.
Despite the violence, Will Davis says he is not going anywhere, saying they “can’t scare him.” It’s a home he shared with his late wife.
Davis raised eight kids in that same home, including his sons Christopher and Raymond.
“It was a great place. Every house had two parents and every parents watched the other people children,” said Christopher Davis.
Christopher’s brother, Raymond Davis is now a pastor in Fort Myers. Raymond calls the shootings “acts of terrorism,” and the shooters “terrorists.”
Both brothers share very passionate opinions as to why the neighborhood has gone downhill.
“Today, if you say something to someone’s kid, you have to fight the parent,” said Raymond.
In the last six months, there have been 114 calls of service for police to the street. Fort Myers police say a large majority of those calls were from officers to dispatch, asking for backup, or letting the station know they would be patrolling the area.