2 teens arrested after shots fired at a home in NW Cape Coral
The Cape Coral Police Department responded to a scene in the 2800 block of NW 4th Avenue in Cape Coral Tuesday. The scene was northwest of Kismet Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard.
Two teenagers were later arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting, both of whom are 17 years old.
Police say two victims were sitting in a vehicle in the driveway in front of a home when one of the teen suspects pointed a gun at them. That teen left the scene of the shooting, but the victims decided to follow him and call the police.
The teen then headed back to the home and ran inside. The victims parked in the driveway once again. That’s when the second teen came out of the home and fired shots at the victims’ car as well. The victims then left the scene because they feared for their safety.
Both teen suspects could face charges for assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill.
CCPD also says it was called to the home because of the disturbance and did not know shots had been fired until police arrived on scene.
Everyone inside the home at the time was questioned.
CCPD asked the public to avoid the area until the issue was resolved. More than a dozen police cars were at the scene.
This was a scary sight for those who live in the area of NW 4th Ave.
“It looked like, initially like, they were trying to quarantine some things, so I was trying to stay away from there,” Joshua Rodriguez said.
Police are unsure exactly how many shots were fired, but there were no reported injuries.
Officers were able to quickly find those involved and contain them as a way to protect neighbors. The two teenagers were put into the back of separate police cars and taken away from the scene.
Phil Mullen is master corporal at Cape Coral Police Department. “There’s no one else walking around,” Mullen said.
The School District of Lee County says it will be keeping buses out of the area, and students who live nearby will be delayed getting home. This is because it all unfolded just before the District’s early dismissal.
Briar Little was visiting a friend in the neighborhood at the time of the disturbance. “It’s kind of bad to hear a shooting in a neighborhood like this because I know there’s a lot of kids that live here. That can be dangerous, you know,” Little said.
This was a dangerous situation that could have ended tragically, but neighbors are happy that it didn’t.
“I’m just glad no one got hurt. I think it’s terrible anytime there are shots fired,” Rodriguez said.
WINK News has not yet been told how many shots were fired or how many people involved in the disturbance.