The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder in Lehigh Acres.
Deputies found the body of a man near a vehicle on the side of the road at Cervantes Street East and Long Avenue. K-9 assisted in that search.
They got a call about it just before 8 a.m. Friday.
People who live across the street from where the body was found told WINK News they heard half a dozen shots at around 4 a.m. Friday. Then they said they heard a woman screaming.
They described it as a “suspicious call”.
The investigation is still ongoing, and deputies have not said how the man died.
Nearby neighbors said the community was not a quiet place to live. And they say it’s only a matter of time before something like this happens, based on activity at a house right next to where the body was found.
“I knew that something similar would happen because, I mean, sometimes they start the parties from 2am to 6am. Sometimes I go to work. I can hear the music going on…even in the morning. “
One neighbor who did not want to be identified said they were constantly worried about their safety. “I always say to my family, you know, we have to be careful about that. You know, we always fear for our security,” they said.
In November, four people were immediately shot by that same house.
“It has to stop,” says Kathy Rockovitz. “This happen must be ended.”
However, the LCSO did not say that the home was involved in this investigation. Residents, however, believe it can be.
“Maybe one of my kids. I mean, they shot. You don’t know if they’re shooting up, down, you don’t know.”
People who live here say there have been out-of-control parties at that house for months. Usually those parties lasted until half a o’clock in the morning.
But, again, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office did not say that the house was even connected to the body found nearby.
People who live along this street say they want to return to the quiet, peaceful and safe community it used to be. “I was planning to sell my property and move from here. I care about my children. ”
Lee County deputies have not said whether they have made any arrests or suspects.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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