ESTERO, Fla. - The victims in Wednesday's shooting are both Naples police officers.
The owner of the home is officer Amy Young. Chief Tom Weschler said Young is still alive. The second victim is officer Dave Monroig, who is deceased, Weschler said.
"Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families," Weschler said. "The department is devastated and we're doing whatever we can to move forward and support the families involved."
A Naples police officer visiting Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers in uniform left the hospital in a cruiser at about 11:45 a.m., referring all media inquiries to the Naples police captain and chief. He said all officers who had been visiting the hospital this morning have returned to the police station.
Two Lee sheriff's deputies arrived at the hospital around noon Wednesday, but it wasn't immediately known if they were there to visit or question Young.
Lee sheriff's officials hadn't released any further information on the case as of the noon hour but did confirm two Naples officers were involved.
A man and a woman were hospitalized early Wednesday after a shooting in Estero.
Just before 1 a.m., Lee County deputies were called to the 21000 block of Sunset Lake Court, which is in the Lakes of Estero neighborhood across the street from Estero High School.
Lt. Jeff Dektas, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman, had few details other than to say that two people were sent to the hospital. Their names and conditions were not immediately available. Detectives have a large section of the neighborhood blocked off, but Dektas said the public is safe.
“The community is not in any danger,” he said. “Everything is kind of isolated at this point.”
Todd Goodman, 45, who has lived in the neighborhood for about three years described the community as up-scale and extremely safe. The corner house wrapped in crime scene tape is occupied by a husband and wife who appeared to be in their 30s, he said.
The husband was always working on the house and recently painted it. Goodman said they've lived there less than a year.
"It's shocking only because it's such a safe neighborhood," he said. "You don't see things like this happen."
Nick Santoro, a regional director with the property management company, said information about the shooting is sparse.
"I was completely shocked. We'll see if we can help out the investigation in any way," he said.