1 wounded in accidental Lehigh Acres shooting

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. One person was wounded in an accidental shooting Wednesday morning on Damen Street, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting happened around 7:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of Damen Street East, according to a source. The victim was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.

The sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play. The victim initially reported the shooting as a drive-by, but that’s not the case, according to the sheriff’s office.

Keith Butler, a 13-year resident of the neighborhood on Damen Street, was worried but also said he hadn’t seen much crime on his street.

“(It’s) very concerning I don’t want that in my neighborhood,” Butler said.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting were unclear.

Reporter:Jessica Alpern
Writer:Rachel Ravina