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Cape Coral Police Respond to Attempted Murder-Suicide

(March 2, 2014)-  At around 8:30 PM Saturday night, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a call of a shooting at a residence in the 600 block of SE. 7th St., Cape Coral, Florida.

One subject was found to have sustained a life-threatening injury as a result of at least one gunshot wound.  The suspect in the shooting barricaded themselves inside of the residence.

The injured subject was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital on a trauma alert. Cape Coral Police Patrol Units were quick to establish a perimeter around the residence and attempt to make contact with the suspect inside.

Once attempts to make contact with the subject inside failed, Cape Coral Police SWAT and crisis negotiators were activated and responded to the scene. 

At around 11:20 PM, Cape Coral Police Department SWAT team made entry into the residence.  Once inside, officers were able to confirm that the suspect was deceased as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No additional information, including the identity of the victim or the suspect, is being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.   

An additional release will be issued  once proper notifications have been made.