One dead in shooting at Circle K Gas Station in Orange River Blvd

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Authorities say Cadillac is the only connection between two crime scenes that traversed eight miles.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at a Circle K gas station just west of Buckingham Wednesday.

A Tweet by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the gas station on Orange River Boulevard at about 5:05 p.m.

Minutes later, investigators surrounded a Cadillac in southbound lanes of I-75, demanding people get out of the car. Investigators were at the scene of the shooting for several hours. They interviewed witnesses, laid down evidence markers and took pictures of the scene.

Witnesses disclosed they saw the suspect Cadillac speed away from the gas station, and witness Ray Kozlowski, was near the gas station when the shooting happened.

“I was starting to walk down, and then, I started hearing it, I didn’t know if I should turn around and go back,” Ray Kozlowski said.

Kozlowski says he heard at least five gunshots. As he got closer to the scene at Palm Lane and Orange River Blvd., he saw a man on the ground.

“He was laying there, just laying there,” Kozlowski said. “And then, the EMS came, and they did their thing. I seen them trying to revive him.”

“There was this white Cadillac, and then, here come the cops, and then, the car stops, and then, all the cops swarm the vehicle.”

Florida Highway Patrol troopers told us this is related to a shooting investigation.

“You could hear them yell like, ‘Put your hands up,’ that kind of stuff, and then, here come the K-9 dogs and all of that,” A witness recounted.

Lee County deputies told us that all parties related to the deadly shooting investigation are accounted for.