Detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are continuing to piece together details of the disturbance that occurred on Sunday morning at the Harbor Heights Civic Association. Deputies responded to the Civic Association at 2:31am on Sunday morning after several 911 calls reported that shots were fired during an event hosted at the facility. As deputies were arriving to the scene, vehicles and people were fleeing the location.
No victims were located on scene. Two gunshot victims were located at a nearby hotel after they called for medical assistance and were later flown to Lee County as trauma alerts. Two additional gunshot victims arrived at local hospitals for treatment, driven by friends. All four victims are expected to recover from their injuries.
Detectives are still trying to fill gaps in the evening’s timeline of events after statements were obtained from victims and their witnesses.
Evidence processed on scene indicates that there were multiple shooters.
Flyers for the event identified it as a birthday party featuring several DJ’s that was open to the public. While processing the scene, it was noted that the party organizer left out flyers for future events at the civic association.
“Detectives are working to identify the shooters involved in this incident quickly,” stated CCSO Public Information Officer Katie Heck. “The cooperation of people who attended this event is important to understanding what happened, so we can get these dangerous subjects off the street and attendees of future parties can enjoy their event safely.”
Detectives need to speak to everyone that attended this event. As detectives work to identify who was involved in the disturbance, anyone who attended the event is encouraged to contact 639-2101 and request to speak to a Major Crimes Detective.
If you have specific information related to the shooting, you can also contact SW Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS and be rewarded for your information if it leads to an arrest.